Arachnorchis phaeoclavia: Brown Clubed Spider Orchid
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This orchid was proving hard to find, we knew it was in the area, but no exact location. We had found at least 7 other orchids over the last 2 hours - but we continued for another 2 till we finally found it. Good exercise is part of a healthy orchid finders daily habit - just like choc late! Yes we were happy campers!
Photographed at One Tree Hill, Lower section.
Flowering: Flowering September to Jan, mainly October to November
Size: Stem to 25cm tall, flowers -1, 40 mm across. Mine are a tad smaller!
Location: Mainly inland , central Victoria. Favours woodlands and open forests, on slopes with well drained soils.
Previously: Caladenia Phaeoclavia
|Bud, days away from opening!|