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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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21 Comments

AndreaLim
AndreaLim 8 years ago

Gorgeous Caladenia

Harry3
Harry3 9 years ago

Amazing photo fellow Austrian!

williefromwi
williefromwi 9 years ago

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

Fate1st
Fate1st 9 years ago

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

StevenSpragg
StevenSpragg 10 years ago

Thank you all for your kind comments :)

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 10 years ago

Nice structure...!!

hookgv
hookgv 10 years ago

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

Wild Things
Wild Things 10 years ago

Amazing! Congrats!!!

VivBraznell
VivBraznell 10 years ago

Fabulous! Thank you : )

GeoLeo42
GeoLeo42 10 years ago

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

peter
peter 10 years ago

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Christiane
Christiane 10 years ago

WOW this is sooo beautiful!

StevenSpragg
StevenSpragg 10 years ago

Thanks everyone :)

KristalWatrous
KristalWatrous 10 years ago

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

augustineumrongpam
augustineumrongpam 10 years ago

Its realy beaviful

Rajendra
Rajendra 10 years ago

Superb

craigwilliams
craigwilliams 10 years ago

Caladenia are amazing. Great shot, thank you!

misako
misako 10 years ago

Beautiful!

surekha
surekha 10 years ago

Great colors on it! Beautiful!

ceherzog
ceherzog 10 years ago

Wow! Cool orchid.

Noe and Pili
Noe and Pili 10 years ago

Gorgeous!

StevenSpragg
Spotted by
StevenSpragg

Western Australia, Australia

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

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