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Carbunup King Spider Orchid

Caladenia procera

Description:

This species of orchid has a very restricted range, as such this orchid is critically endangered. Only around 270 mature specimens survive in the wild, i was privileged to see four.

Habitat:

Confined to an area to the south-west of Busselton, favouring sand and loam in mixed Jarrah, Marri, and Banksia woodlands

Notes:

Reference: A Guide to Native Orchids of South Western Australia

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22 Comments

AndreaLim
AndreaLim 6 years ago

Gorgeous Caladenia

Harry3
Harry3 6 years ago

Amazing photo fellow Austrian!

williefromwi
williefromwi 6 years ago

Magnificent capture of this stunning plant. Thank you for allowing me to see this plant through your efforts.

Fate1st
Fate1st 6 years ago

I guess we are all lucky to even see a picture of it:)

StevenSpragg
StevenSpragg 7 years ago

Thank you all for your kind comments :)

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 7 years ago

Nice structure...!!

hookgv
hookgv 7 years ago

Lovely orchid alright, esp. the 'desert' collours!

Wild Things
Wild Things 7 years ago

Amazing! Congrats!!!

VivBraznell
VivBraznell 7 years ago

Fabulous! Thank you : )

GeoLeo42
GeoLeo42 7 years ago

What???? Only 270???? Oh my, such a beautiful flower...must be very delicate!

peter
peter 7 years ago

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Christiane
Christiane 7 years ago

WOW this is sooo beautiful!

StevenSpragg
StevenSpragg 7 years ago

Thanks everyone :)

KristalWatrous
KristalWatrous 7 years ago

Wow! What an amazing orchid. Thanks for sharing it!

augustineumrongpam
augustineumrongpam 7 years ago

Its realy beaviful

Rajendra
Rajendra 7 years ago

Superb

craigwilliams
craigwilliams 7 years ago

Caladenia are amazing. Great shot, thank you!

misako
misako 7 years ago

Beautiful!

surekha
surekha 7 years ago

Great colors on it! Beautiful!

ceherzog
ceherzog 7 years ago

Wow! Cool orchid.

Noe and Pili
Noe and Pili 7 years ago

Gorgeous!

Western Australia, Australia

Lat: -33.70, Long: 115.19

Spotted on Oct 6, 2011
Submitted on Oct 6, 2011

Reference

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