Caladenia sigmoidea - Sigmoid Spider Orchid

This orchid is tiny, growing up to 10cm tall with flowers from 2-4cm long. The name 'sigmoidea' means S-shaped and refers to the labellum, the tip of which bends forward, rather than curling underneath, as in most other spider orchids. The orchid is found mainly in a triangular area bounded by Mt Jackson, Hyden and Israelite Bay. It's favoured habitat is leaf litter under salmon gums in dry, barren-looking country, often in association with the Midget Greenhood (Pterostylis mutica). It is also found growing in leaf litter under mallee shrubland.

Caladenia sigmoidea - Sigmoid Spider Orchid

Caladenia sigmoidea - Sigmoid Spider Orchid

Caladenia sigmoidea - Sigmoid Spider Orchid

Caladenia sigmoidea - Sigmoid Spider Orchid

Caladenia sigmoidea - Sigmoid Spider Orchid

Caladenia sigmoidea - Sigmoid Spider Orchid

Caladenia sigmoidea - Sigmoid Spider Orchid

Caladenia sigmoidea - Sigmoid Spider Orchid

Caladenia sigmoidea - Sigmoid Spider Orchid

Caladenia sigmoidea - Sigmoid Spider Orchid

Caladenia sigmoidea - Sigmoid Spider Orchid

Caladenia sigmoidea - Sigmoid Spider Orchid

Caladenia sigmoidea - Sigmoid Spider Orchid

Caladenia sigmoidea - Sigmoid Spider Orchid

Caladenia sigmoidea - Sigmoid Spider Orchid

Caladenia sigmoidea - Sigmoid Spider Orchid

Caladenia sigmoidea - Sigmoid Spider Orchid

Caladenia sigmoidea - Sigmoid Spider Orchid

Caladenia sigmoidea - Sigmoid Spider Orchid

Caladenia sigmoidea - Sigmoid Spider Orchid

Caladenia sigmoidea - Sigmoid Spider Orchid

Caladenia sigmoidea - Sigmoid Spider Orchid

Caladenia sigmoidea - Sigmoid Spider Orchid

Caladenia sigmoidea - Sigmoid Spider Orchid

Caladenia sigmoidea - Sigmoid Spider Orchid

Caladenia sigmoidea - Sigmoid Spider Orchid

Caladenia sigmoidea - Sigmoid Spider Orchid

Caladenia sigmoidea - Sigmoid Spider Orchid

Caladenia sigmoidea - Sigmoid Spider Orchid

Caladenia sigmoidea - Sigmoid Spider Orchid

Caladenia sigmoidea - Sigmoid Spider Orchid

Caladenia sigmoidea - Sigmoid Spider Orchid

Caladenia sigmoidea - Sigmoid Spider Orchid

Caladenia sigmoidea - Sigmoid Spider Orchid

Caladenia sigmoidea - Sigmoid Spider Orchid

Caladenia sigmoidea - Sigmoid Spider Orchid

Caladenia sigmoidea - Sigmoid Spider Orchid

Caladenia sigmoidea - Sigmoid Spider Orchid

Caladenia sigmoidea - Sigmoid Spider Orchid

Caladenia sigmoidea - Sigmoid Spider Orchid

Caladenia sigmoidea - Sigmoid Spider Orchid

Caladenia sigmoidea - Sigmoid Spider Orchid

Caladenia sigmoidea - Sigmoid Spider Orchid

Caladenia sigmoidea - Sigmoid Spider Orchid

Caladenia sigmoidea - Sigmoid Spider Orchid

Caladenia sigmoidea - Sigmoid Spider Orchid

Caladenia sigmoidea - Sigmoid Spider Orchid

Caladenia sigmoidea - Sigmoid Spider Orchid

Caladenia sigmoidea - Sigmoid Spider Orchid

Caladenia sigmoidea - Sigmoid Spider Orchid

Caladenia sigmoidea - Sigmoid Spider Orchid

Caladenia sigmoidea - Sigmoid Spider Orchid

Caladenia sigmoidea - Sigmoid Spider Orchid

Caladenia sigmoidea - Sigmoid Spider Orchid

Caladenia sigmoidea - Sigmoid Spider Orchid

Caladenia sigmoidea - Sigmoid Spider Orchid

Caladenia sigmoidea - Sigmoid Spider Orchid

Caladenia sigmoidea - Sigmoid Spider Orchid

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