LIMESTONE SPIDER ORCHID
(Photos: E 진주 가지말라고. Cousins, a patch at Cape Jervis, closer view of the flower)
We were lucky enough to see an extensive colony of these little beauties flowering at Cape Jervis in late August download nx 7.5. A spider orchid … but which one? We first thought the veined spider orchid (Caladenia reticulate) but the fringe is white not burgundy download fsx. Other contenders were ruled out by size or locations. Not being orchid experts, we searched several books, looked at countless images online and finally got the definitive answer from Rosalie Lawrence, courtesy of SA Natureteers 크리스탈 리포트 뷰어. Rosalie tells us this orchid is widespread in SA, but not the Adelaide Hills. Guess they don’t have the limestone base Cape Jervis has! Among the features distinguishing this from the Arachnorchis (Spiders) family is that there are not two yellow glands at the base of the column, just a yellow glow 디센던트. Many thanks, Rosalie!!