Arachnorchis sp 'Mallee Heath'
Pallid Spider Orchid
Caladenia sp 'Mallee Heath' was included in Cal. colorata

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Photographed on the 19th October 2011 in the Little Desert National Park.


These orchids were initially thought to be Arachnorchis sp aff arenaria by the DSE, the experts, but after due consideration were named Arachnorchis colorata - a new species for Victoria as they previously have only been found in South Australia. Now in 2019 they have been split off into a new species, Arachnorchis sp 'Mallee Heath';yet to be formally named.