Cherry Spider Orchid (Arachnorchis gardneri - formerly Caladenia gardneri)

Flowers in Spring (Sep - Nov), favours coastal scrub on stabile dunes.  Flowers medium with dark pinkish/red labellum and sepals have thick clubs.

Photographed 20/9/08 near Gracetown.

Detailed labellum photograph


Sugar Candy Orchid (Arachnorchis hirta ssp. hirta - formerly Caladenia hirta ssp. hirta)

Flowers in Spring (Sep - Nov), favours a variety of habitats and soils.  Flowers small with brown tips; plant usually single (not clumping).

Photographed 17/9/08 in Tuart Forest north of Dunsborough.

Detailed labellum photograph


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