Brown-clubbed Spider Orchid (Arachnorchis phaeoclavia - formerly Caladenia phaeoclavia)

Flowers in Spring (Sept - Nov), favours hilly areas, growing in open forest in clay-loam soils.

Medium-sized flowers, red-brown clubs on sepals. 

Pollination of the Arachnorchis species has been studied very little but it is thought that spider orchids are generally pollinated by pseudo-copulation (male thynnid wasp).  However, this orchid is pollinated by Lephocheilus anilitatus.


White Fingers (Petalochilus catenatus - formerly Caladenia catenata)

Flowers in Spring (Aug - Oct), favours well-drained soil in heathland and heathy forests.

The flower appears to lean back on the ovary and the labellum is prominently fringed.  The photo ruler indicates the height of this particular plant (including bud) - a total of 9 inches (23cm).

Pollination of the Petalochilus species has been studied very little but it is thought that smaller ones are pollinated by bees.


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