|Name:||Arachnorchis versicolor||Common Name:||Candy Spider Orchid|
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Photographed in the Grampians region.
Flowering: Flowering September - November, mainly between October and November.
Size: Up to 25cm tall, flowers - usually 1or 2, to 60mm across
Position: Few locations, mainly western Victoria, Grampians area.
Studies undertaken in Spring 2006 have shown this orchid to be pollinated by native Bees. It is therefore a food deceptive rather than a sexually deceptive orchid. The orchid has a sweet odour that attracts Bees rather than the usual Thynnine Wasps.