|Arachnorchis haemantha T|
|Coonawarra Spider Orchid||
Full Plant Habitat
Interest Hypochromic form
at Tallageira on 12 October 2017.
For years these were thought to be a hybrid swarm of unknown origin or even a sp aff venusta and they were only recently
confirmed as the Spider orchid, Caladenia haemantha. This orchid was named in 1991 and was soon made a synonym of
Caladenia formosa. (G Backhouse, Bush Beauties page 98)
It is a very variable coloured orchid.
Grows in heathy woodlands in sandy soils.
|Hypochromic - the orchid has no pigment colouration.|