Distribution: Endemic to South West Australia. A genus of 7 species; All 7 species are in Western Australia; Flowers aggregated in ‘inflorescences’; in cymes, or in panicles.
Erect open woody shrub to 4 or 5m high. Leaves ovate or roughly rectangular with toothed margins. Flowers are arranged in short cylindrical spikes about 6-7cm long and 7cm in diameter.
Spreading shrub, 0.1-0.4 m high. Fl. red, Sep to Dec or Jan. Gravelly lateritic soils.
Although there is general agreement that this orchid is discoidea, it appears to be known by both common names, Dancing Spider and Bee Orchid. Grows to 100mm - 450mm.
This most unusual Hakea occurs in south-western W.A. from York to Manjimup and east to Jerramungup, including in the Porongorup and Stirling Ranges. It grows in heath or mallee-heath,
The bluest of all wild flowers.
Tree or shrub (in south coastal areas), 1.5-10 m high, with epicormic buds. Fl. yellow-green, Sep to Dec or Jan. White or grey sand, laterite.
Prostrate, mat-like or diffuse shrub, 0.05-0.3 m high. Fl. purple-red/red-black, May to Oct. Lateritic soils, sand over limestone. Variety of habitats
Photo by Graeme W. The Chrismas spider orchid a late flowering orchid, caladenia serotina found over a wide area of the south west of WA.
photo by Graeme W. The Club-lipped spider orchid, Caladenia corynephora, found in isolated pockets over the south west of WA
Low lying preferring gravel type soils prominent along side gravel based roads
Erect, multi-stemmed, lignotuberous shrub, 0.3-2 m high. Fl. white-other, Jul to Dec. Sand, gravel, laterite. Sandplains.
The common white spider orchid, is probably the most misidentified orchid in WA. While common, it has different forms in different areas making for a difficult identification.
Multicoloured pea flowers stand out on this twining climber. It has glossy green leaves made up of 3 distinct leaflets. Flowers are about 2cm across,
Straggling low shrub to about 1m. Branches covered with thick ridged corky grey bark. Pinkish-mauve flowers produced directly on woody stems. Grows in sandy areas
It was known as a Dryandra until 2007, when all Dryandra species were transferred to the Genus Banksia. It is a prostrate shrub endemic to Western Australia.
Tuberous, perennial, herb, 0.09-0.45 m high, horizontally arranged flowers. Grows in grey, brown or black sand, granitic loam. Sandy Banksia woodland, mallee woodland on margins of salt lakes.
Spreading, lignotuberous shrub, 0.2m-1 m high. Fl. orange-red, Mar or May to Dec or Jan. Granitic soils, sand, loamy clay, lateritic soils. Granite outcrops, hills, sometimes winter-wet flats.
Shrub, 0.3-2.4 m high. Fl. pink-purple/white, Jul to Nov. Sandy, often gravelly soils over granite or laterite. Associated with granite rocks or watercourses.
Grows on poor sandy or stony soils. Thick trunk carries wiry leaves usually over 1 metre long. Small flowers are arranged on a thick spike up to 3m long, held on a smooth,
Straggly to sprawling shrub, 0.3-0.7 m high. Fl. pink/red/purple, Jul to Dec. Sand, loam, often with gravel, laterite
Shrub with woody branches. Small orange coloured new leaves are covered with reddish brown hairs and are dwarfed by the very large leaves.
An open shrub to about 4 or 5 metres tall. Leaves are tough, elliptical in shape with a sharp point and slightly thickened, entire margins. Clusters of small white flowers appear in the leaf axils.
Unusual striped flowers make the jug orchid unmistakeable. The plant grows up to about half a meter tall with several elongated leaves clasping the flowering stem.
Usually prostrate or sometimes diffuse to erect shrub, 0.05-0.3(-0.4) m high. Fl. yellow/cream, Jan to Dec. Yellow/grey sand, red/brown laterite gravel, brown clay to sandy clay, ironstone, limestone.