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.
A lanky, erect, lignotuberous shrub, reaching about 1.5m high. Rounded or oval leaves are crowded along the branches. Flowers are quite large, orange-red with prominent hairy styles.
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.
Photo by Graeme W. One of the rare Caladenias only discovered in 2006 by Greg Bussell. Greg is perhaps the foremost expert on orchids in the lower and south west areas .
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
Dense shrub or tree (rarely), 0.8-4(-7) m high. Fl. yellow, Sep to Dec or Jan to May. White/grey sand. Coastal sand dunes & limestone.
Photo by Graeme W. One of the rarer orchids . This is the coastal spider orchid, Caladenia abbreviata. It flowers in November and is found in isolated pockets near Augusta.
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.
A slender erect shrub growing to about 2m. Soft leaves are elliptical in shape, about 2cm wide, with toothed margins. White or occasionally pink 5-petalled, star shaped flowers about 2.
One of many striking features of this dense shrub is the leaf shape that gives rise to the common name of Cut-leaf Banksia. The Latin name praemorsa means "bitten off" referring to the sharply cut
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.