Arachnorchis haemantha       T
Coonawarra Spider Orchid Full Plant       Habitat               
 
                   Interest     Hypochromic form          
Caladenia haemantha 2008

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Photographed in 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.

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Full Plant
 

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Habitat
 
Grows in heathy woodlands in sandy soils.

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Interest
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Hypochromic
 
Hypochromic - the orchid has no pigment colouration.

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