The Orchids of Western Australia

Spider Orchids

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

Distinguished by long petals and sepals.

Slender Spider Orchid
Wispy
wispy tepals
Filamentosa
complex
ssp Bulbarnet Rd
White
predominately white
Longicauda
complex
Carbunup King Spider Orchid
Clubbed
sepals clubbed
Huegelii
compex
Clubbed Spider Orchid
Clubbed
tepals clubbed
Longiclavata
complex
Green Spider Orchid, Fringed Mantis Orchid
Green
upright tepals
Falcata
complex
Individuals
Pink Candy Orchid
Candy Orchids
Caladenia hirta
Leaping Spider Orchid
Leaping Spider Orchid
Caladenia macrostylis

7 Comments

  1. 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. Colleen

    Dear Noel,
    Thank you for the beauty of your images… the Spider Orchid transports me to my childhood, when after arriving in Australia post WWII we ended up in Busselton. My mother and I would go walking in the bush land nearby to see wildflowers and discovered the spider and donkey orchid. We felt so enriched when we found these exquisite, but my mother made sure I only ever picked one – it was a donkey orchid. Thank you again, Noel.

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