Name: Arachnorchis venusta Common Name: Graceful Spider Orchid
    Synonym: Caladenia venusta
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The first year we found only a few venusta and weren't we happy!  The next year we found over 50 in various locations. Too much excitement!!

Photographed in the Anglesea Heathlands.

Our first venusta page


Details (Vic):

Flowering:  Flowering September - November, mainly October.  Best after a fire.

Size: Up to 60cm tall,  flowers -  usually 1or 2, to 120mm across

Position:  Mainly in coastal areas, but also in the Grampians.  Found in Woodlands, heathy woodlands and open forests, sandy soils.

Endemic, Rare.