Caladenia pectinata, heberleana, brownii, procera, applanata - King, Heberle, Karri and Broad-lipped Spider Orchids

This group contains 4 similar species. All have large showy flowers on tall stems.

Caladenia pectinata - King Spider Orchid

Caladenia pectinata - King Spider Orchid

Caladenia pectinata - King Spider Orchid

Caladenia pectinata - King Spider Orchid

Caladenia pectinata - King Spider Orchid

Caladenia pectinata - King Spider Orchid

Caladenia pectinata - King Spider Orchid

Caladenia pectinata - King Spider Orchid

Caladenia pectinata - King Spider Orchid

Caladenia pectinata - King Spider Orchid

Caladenia pectinata - King Spider Orchid

Caladenia pectinata - King Spider Orchid

Caladenia pectinata - King Spider Orchid

Caladenia pectinata - King Spider Orchid

Caladenia pectinata - King Spider Orchid

Caladenia pectinata - King Spider Orchid

Caladenia pectinata - King Spider Orchid

Caladenia pectinata - King Spider Orchid

The King Spider Orchid is the most common species in this group. It is found from Perth to Albany in a variety of habitats. It is easily distinguished by the way it holds its petals, with two held stiffly upwards.


Caladenia heberleana - Heberle's Spider Orchid

Caladenia heberleana - Heberle's Spider Orchid

Caladenia heberleana - Heberle's Spider Orchid

Caladenia heberleana - Heberle's Spider Orchid

Caladenia heberleana - Heberle's Spider Orchid

Caladenia heberleana - Heberle's Spider Orchid

Caladenia heberleana - Heberle's Spider Orchid

Caladenia heberleana - Heberle's Spider Orchid

Caladenia heberleana - Heberle's Spider Orchid

Caladenia heberleana - Heberle's Spider Orchid

The Heberle's Spider Orchid looks a lot like hybrids between the King and White Spider Orchids, but is found in areas where the parent species are not. It is similar to the King Spider Orchid, but differs in that it does not hold its petals stiffly upward and is often not as brightly coloured.


Caladenia brownii - Karri Spider Orchid

Caladenia brownii - Karri Spider Orchid

Caladenia brownii - Karri Spider Orchid

Caladenia brownii - Karri Spider Orchid

Caladenia brownii - Karri Spider Orchid

Caladenia brownii - Karri Spider Orchid

Caladenia brownii - Karri Spider Orchid

Caladenia brownii - Karri Spider Orchid

Caladenia brownii - Karri Spider Orchid

Caladenia brownii - Karri Spider Orchid

Caladenia brownii - Karri Spider Orchid

Caladenia brownii - Karri Spider Orchid

Caladenia brownii - Karri Spider Orchid

Caladenia brownii - Karri Spider Orchid

Caladenia brownii - Karri Spider Orchid

Caladenia brownii - Karri Spider Orchid

Caladenia brownii - Karri Spider Orchid

Caladenia brownii - Karri Spider Orchid

Caladenia brownii - Karri Spider Orchid

Caladenia brownii - Karri Spider Orchid

Caladenia brownii - Karri Spider Orchid

Caladenia brownii - Karri Spider Orchid

Caladenia brownii - Karri Spider Orchid

Caladenia brownii - Karri Spider Orchid

Caladenia brownii - Karri Spider Orchid

Caladenia brownii - Karri Spider Orchid

Caladenia brownii - Karri Spider Orchid

Caladenia brownii - Karri Spider Orchid

Caladenia brownii - Karri Spider Orchid

Caladenia brownii - Karri Spider Orchid

Caladenia brownii - Karri Spider Orchid

Caladenia brownii - Karri Spider Orchid

Caladenia brownii - Karri Spider Orchid

Caladenia brownii - Karri Spider Orchid

Caladenia brownii - Karri Spider Orchid

Caladenia brownii - Karri Spider Orchid

Caladenia brownii - Karri Spider Orchid

Caladenia brownii - Karri Spider Orchid

Caladenia brownii - Karri Spider Orchid

Caladenia brownii - Karri Spider Orchid

Caladenia brownii - Karri Spider Orchid

Caladenia brownii - Karri Spider Orchid

Caladenia brownii - Karri Spider Orchid

Caladenia brownii - Karri Spider Orchid

The Karri Spider is distinguished from the other species in this group by its shorter petals and sepals. It flowers a bit later, from late September to October. It is found mainly in the lower south west in a variety of habitats, usually forests.


Caladenia procera - Carbunup King Spider Orchid

Caladenia procera - Carbunup King Spider Orchid

Caladenia procera - Carbunup King Spider Orchid

Caladenia procera - Carbunup King Spider Orchid

Caladenia procera - Carbunup King Spider Orchid

Caladenia procera - Carbunup King Spider Orchid

Caladenia procera - Carbunup King Spider Orchid

Caladenia procera - Carbunup King Spider Orchid

Caladenia procera - Carbunup King Spider Orchid

Caladenia procera - Carbunup King Spider Orchid

Caladenia procera - Carbunup King Spider Orchid

Caladenia procera - Carbunup King Spider Orchid

Caladenia procera - Carbunup King Spider Orchid

Caladenia procera - Carbunup King Spider Orchid

Caladenia procera - Carbunup King Spider Orchid

Caladenia procera - Carbunup King Spider Orchid

Caladenia procera - Carbunup King Spider Orchid

Caladenia procera - Carbunup King Spider Orchid

Caladenia procera - Carbunup King Spider Orchid

Caladenia procera - Carbunup King Spider Orchid

Caladenia procera - Carbunup King Spider Orchid

Caladenia procera - Carbunup King Spider Orchid

Caladenia procera - Carbunup King Spider Orchid

Caladenia procera - Carbunup King Spider Orchid

Caladenia procera - Carbunup King Spider Orchid

Caladenia procera - Carbunup King Spider Orchid

The Carbunup King Spider Orchid is a variety of the King Spider Orchid. It is distinguished by the yellow colouring and considerably taller plants. These can reach up to 1 metre in height with three flowers. This orchid shares the feature of stiffly held petals with the King Spider Orchid (Caladenia pectinata). The Carbunup Spider Orchid, while locally common, is not widespread and is listed as Threatened Flora.


Caladenia applanata - Broad-lipped Spider Orchid

Caladenia applanata - Broad-lipped Spider Orchid

Caladenia applanata - Broad-lipped Spider Orchid

Caladenia applanata - Broad-lipped Spider Orchid

Caladenia applanata - Broad-lipped Spider Orchid

Caladenia applanata - Broad-lipped Spider Orchid

Caladenia applanata - Broad-lipped Spider Orchid

Caladenia applanata - Broad-lipped Spider Orchid

Caladenia applanata - Broad-lipped Spider Orchid

Caladenia applanata - Broad-lipped Spider Orchid

The Broad-lipped Spider is identified by the very short labellum fringing. It is found in coastal areas between Busselton and Albany. Apart from the short labellum fringes, the spider is rather similar to the Karri Spider and the Swamp Spider Orchid. The pinkish tinge on some of the flowers pictured here may be due to some hybridisation with neaby Cherry Spider Orchids (C. gardneri).