Bussells Spider Orchid

Family: Orchidaceae
Genus: Caladenia
Species: busselliana
Main Flower Colour: Yellow

Description

Photo by Graeme W. who decided to show how endangered some of our orchids are. This is Bussells Spider Orchid, Caladenia busselliana. It was discovered by Greg Bussell in 1990.
The cage is to protect it from grazing , mainly by rabbits and roos . Like most of our rare orchids - and there are less than a handful of this one left - it requires a summer bur . Unfortunately most of our burns now occur in spring or autum and are not good for most orchids.

Identification

The main flower colour is yellow.

References

Created: 27 Sep 2014 - Member - John and Val

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Location

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