Name: Arachnorchis versicolor Common Name: Candy Spider Orchid
    Synonym: Caladenia versicolor
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Photographed in the Grampians region.

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Details (Vic):

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.

Endemic, Vulnerable.


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.