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Spider Orchids

These orchids are possibly the best known of our native species.

Distinguished by long petals and sepals.

Slender Spider Orchid

Wispy
wispy sepals and petals
Filamentosa complex

ssp Bulbarnet Rd

White
predominately white
Longicauda complex

Carbunup King Spider Orchid

Clubbed
sepals clubbed
Huegelii compex

Clubbed Spider Orchid

Clubbed
sepals and petals clubbed
Longiclavata complex

Green Spider Orchid, Fringed Mantis Orchid

Green
upright sepals and petals
Falcata complex

Individuals
Pink Candy Orchid

Candy Orchids
Caladenia hirta

Leaping Spider Orchid

Leaping Spider Orchid
Caladenia macrostylis


5 Comments

  1. Comment by Lori Baker:

    Hi Noël,
    what stupendous pictures….I too love our orchids.
    I have recently moved from the Hills in Darlington to Sorrento… I thought that perhaps my everyday spring walks would no longer be rewarded with the splendid sight of some orchids.
    how pleasantly surprised I was to come across a local reserve where I came across many beautiful, if common, orchids.
    I now help to remove weed species with a small but keen group of volunteers….if only more people would appreciate the beauty and increasing rarity of our orchids…
    thank you.
    Lori baker

  2. Comment by Jacqueline long:

    Thank you Noel this helps me identify the orchid that are growing on our block.

  3. Comment by Graeme Walker:

    Great site Noel, did not know you were doing this but certainly some one with the knowledge did, well done mate.
    Cheers Graeme.

  4. Comment by Luke:

    Great pictures. Thanks for sharing 👍

  5. Comment by Joan Lyall:

    Hi Noel
    Have you written a book on identifying WA orchids?
    Your photos are wonderful
    Thanks

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