Caladenia filifera, footeana, occidentalis, pulchra - Blood, Crimson, Ruby and Slender Spider Orchids

This group of orchids are similar in having small flowers with long tangling petals and red flowers.

Caladenia filifera - Blood Spider Orchid

Caladenia filifera - Blood Spider Orchid

Caladenia filifera - Blood Spider Orchid

Caladenia filifera - Blood Spider Orchid

Caladenia filifera - Blood Spider Orchid

Caladenia filifera - Blood Spider Orchid

Caladenia filifera - Blood Spider Orchid

Caladenia filifera - Blood Spider Orchid

Caladenia filifera - Blood Spider Orchid

Caladenia filifera - Blood Spider Orchid

Caladenia filifera - Blood Spider Orchid

Caladenia filifera - Blood Spider Orchid

Caladenia filifera - Blood Spider Orchid

Caladenia filifera - Blood Spider Orchid

Caladenia filifera - Blood Spider Orchid

Caladenia filifera - Blood Spider Orchid

Caladenia filifera - Blood Spider Orchid

Caladenia filifera - Blood Spider Orchid

The Blood Spider Orchid is distinguished by its flowers, which are always completely red. In a good season, it will often be found in clumps.


Caladenia footeana - Crimson Spider Orchid

Caladenia footeana - Crimson Spider Orchid

Caladenia footeana - Crimson Spider Orchid

Caladenia footeana - Crimson Spider Orchid

Caladenia footeana - Crimson Spider Orchid

Caladenia footeana - Crimson Spider Orchid

Caladenia footeana - Crimson Spider Orchid

Caladenia footeana - Crimson Spider Orchid

Caladenia footeana - Crimson Spider Orchid

Caladenia footeana - Crimson Spider Orchid

Caladenia footeana - Crimson Spider Orchid

Caladenia footeana - Crimson Spider Orchid

Caladenia footeana - Crimson Spider Orchid

Caladenia footeana - Crimson Spider Orchid

Caladenia footeana - Crimson Spider Orchid

Caladenia footeana - Crimson Spider Orchid

Caladenia footeana - Crimson Spider Orchid

Caladenia footeana - Crimson Spider Orchid

The Crimson Spider Orchid is often found with the Blood Spider Orchid. It is distinguished by not having petals as tangled as those of the Blood Spider Orchid and usually the flowers usually have a degree of white colouring on the labellum and petals.


Caladenia occidentalis - Ruby Spider Orchid

Caladenia occidentalis - Ruby Spider Orchid

Caladenia occidentalis - Ruby Spider Orchid

Caladenia occidentalis - Ruby Spider Orchid

The Ruby Spider Orchid is very similar to the Crimson Spider Orchid but differs in having slightly larger flowers with paler colouring. It is a coastal species found between Geraldton and Busselton.


Caladenia pulchra - Slender Spider Orchid

Caladenia pulchra - Slender Spider Orchid

Caladenia pulchra - Slender Spider Orchid

Caladenia pulchra - Slender Spider Orchid

Caladenia pulchra - Slender Spider Orchid

Caladenia pulchra - Slender Spider Orchid

Caladenia pulchra - Slender Spider Orchid

Caladenia pulchra - Slender Spider Orchid

Caladenia pulchra - Slender Spider Orchid

Caladenia pulchra - Slender Spider Orchid

Caladenia pulchra - Slender Spider Orchid

Caladenia pulchra - Slender Spider Orchid

Caladenia pulchra - Slender Spider Orchid

Caladenia pulchra - Slender Spider Orchid

Caladenia pulchra - Slender Spider Orchid

Caladenia pulchra - Slender Spider Orchid

Caladenia pulchra - Slender Spider Orchid

Caladenia pulchra - Slender Spider Orchid

Caladenia pulchra - Slender Spider Orchid

Caladenia pulchra - Slender Spider Orchid

Caladenia pulchra - Slender Spider Orchid

Caladenia pulchra - Slender Spider Orchid

Caladenia pulchra - Slender Spider Orchid

Caladenia pulchra - Slender Spider Orchid

Caladenia pulchra - Slender Spider Orchid

Caladenia pulchra - Slender Spider Orchid

Caladenia pulchra - Slender Spider Orchid

Caladenia pulchra - Slender Spider Orchid

The Slender Spider Orchid is distinguished by its much taller stems (up to 50cm). The flowers are quite large (8-15cm) with a small, narrow labellum and long dangling, tangling petals. The colour is extremely variable from nearly all red to nearly all white. The petals are often so long that the dorsal sepal droops backwards. The common name derives from the slender look of the flowers, due to the dangling petals being positioned close to the stem.


Caladenia sp. Nyabing - Nyabing Spider Orchid

Caladenia sp. Nyabing - Nyabing Spider Orchid

Caladenia sp. Nyabing - Nyabing Spider Orchid

Caladenia sp. Nyabing - Nyabing Spider Orchid

Caladenia sp. Nyabing - Nyabing Spider Orchid

Caladenia sp. Nyabing - Nyabing Spider Orchid

Caladenia sp. Nyabing - Nyabing Spider Orchid

Caladenia sp. Nyabing - Nyabing Spider Orchid

Caladenia sp. Nyabing - Nyabing Spider Orchid

Caladenia sp. Nyabing - Nyabing Spider Orchid

Caladenia sp. Nyabing - Nyabing Spider Orchid

Caladenia sp. Nyabing - Nyabing Spider Orchid

Caladenia sp. Nyabing - Nyabing Spider Orchid

Caladenia sp. Nyabing - Nyabing Spider Orchid

Caladenia sp. Nyabing - Nyabing Spider Orchid

Caladenia sp. Nyabing - Nyabing Spider Orchid

Caladenia sp. Nyabing - Nyabing Spider Orchid

Caladenia sp. Nyabing - Nyabing Spider Orchid

The Nyabing Spider Orchid is pretty much the same as the Slender Spider Orchid other than having a slightly larger labellum. As the name suggests, it is found near Nyabing.

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