The “Carousel” Spider orchid (Caladenia arenicola).
Photographed at Wireless Hill, Perth 2008.
The classic spider orchid, this variety has had a great many names over the years. Commonly just called the King or Red spider orchid, they freely interbreed with the white spider orchid species that grow in the same area. Extremely variable in colour, the petals and sepals, range from greenish white to deep red.
Pentax IST DL, 1/180 sec f./6.7 ISO-200 125mm zoom.
Featured on Redbubble 1st July 2009
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Australian Native Plants