Arachnorchis aestiva
Mountain Summer Spider Orchid

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Persistence pays they say - well it could be true.  We have looked for this orchid for a few years now and we finally found it.  Not just a couple but almost 40 plants.  This year we had rain and lots of it , rather than very low rainfall as we had in the past few years.  The orchids seem to have responded.

We noted that the plant is quite variable in nature, with a combination of labellum and sepal club colours.   Therefore I have added a page on the 4 variations we noted - just click on a photo to see a page of similar orchids.

Red/Red   Red/Yellow  
  Yellow/Red   Yellow/Yellow
Photographed in the Victorian High Country