Caladenia gramminifolia - Grass-leafed Spider Orchid

This orchid is similar to the Club-lipped Spider Orchid (Caladenia corynephora) and vaguely similar to the Mantis Orchids (Caladenia attingens) but is distinguished from them by its narrower labellum and the smooth, thin leaf (which really does look like a blade of grass). The orchid is self pollinating and the flowers stay open for only a few days. This can be frustrating as plants are often seen in bud or finished with few if any in flower.

Caladenia gramminifolia - Grassed-leafed Spider Orchid

Caladenia gramminifolia - Grassed-leafed Spider Orchid

Caladenia gramminifolia - Grassed-leafed Spider Orchid

Caladenia gramminifolia - Grassed-leafed Spider Orchid

Caladenia gramminifolia - Grassed-leafed Spider Orchid

Caladenia gramminifolia - Grassed-leafed Spider Orchid

Caladenia gramminifolia - Grassed-leafed Spider Orchid

Caladenia gramminifolia - Grassed-leafed Spider Orchid

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