Arachnorchis venusta - Large White Spider




A very distinctive spider orchid.  Tall and beautiful to see.  This one was found on a track at Anglesea.  The flower has a smell similar to mouldy oranges; try it!  Its height was 41cm.


Details (Vic):

Flowering:  Flowering September - November, mainly October.  Best after a fire.

Size: Up to 60cm tall,  flowers -  usually 1or 2, to 120mm across

Position:  Mainly in coastal areas, but also in the Grampians.  Found in Woodlands, heathy woodlands and open forests, sandy soils.

Endemic, Rare.

Previously:  Caladenia venusta