Red Daddy Long-legs (Jonesiopsis filamentosa - formerly Caladenia filamentosa)

Flowers in Spring (Aug - Nov), widespread especially in drier inland and grows in a variety of habitats.

This spider orchid's dorsal sepal naturally leans forward over the labellum area while other sepals and petals are whispy.  The photo ruler indicates the height of this particular plant - a total of 7 inches (18cm). 

Pollination of the Jonesiopsis species has been studied very little but it is thought that spider orchids are generally pollinated by pseudocopulation (male thynnid wasp).


Ornate Fingers (Petalochilus ornatus- formerly Caladenia ornata)

Flowers in Spring (Oct - Nov), prefers heathy and grassy woodland among shrubs, confined to western Victoria.

It is distinguished by the bright red labellum which has very dark red bars.  It can have 1 - 2 flowers and is about 4 inches (10cm) tall.

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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