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  • 2006-08-02: We have a new contributor: E. Delannoy sent me some nice pics of species I did not see during my trip to WA.
  • 2006-04-24: Added clickable maps in WA and SA pages.
    WARNING: in order to protect the orchid sites, the coordinates are slightly altered.
    Enjoy !
  • 2004-08-25: Added pages for WA and SA trips. They should become trip reports.
  • 2004-08-20: Added images from 2003 trip to South Australia

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Recent comments [77]

Awesome photo
-- Mike, 2020-04-18 09:23

Appears to be Caladenia x spectabilis (flava x latifolia)
-- Mike, 2020-04-18 09:15

Hi How many plants were here when you visited in 04. Is the GPS at -31.732409,116.148043 Rob
-- Rob van Oosten, 2016-10-31 12:09

This is Isopogon divergens
-- Eddy Wajon, 2016-03-06 15:52

Hi. This is M. brownii, not familiaris.
-- Andrew, 2016-01-17 08:27

Yes, it is PC...
-- Pascal, 2014-02-24 20:00

This is Isopogon divergens
-- Eddy Wajon, 2011-08-06 17:05

Caladenia speciosa
-- Andrew Brown, 2009-12-26 12:23

Not georgei possibly Caladenia georgei x speciosa?
-- Andrew Brown, 2009-12-26 12:22

Not georgei
-- Andrew Brown, 2009-12-26 12:22

Caladenia arenicola x longicauda
-- Andrew Brown, 2009-12-26 12:20

Caladenia arenicola x longicauda
-- Andrew Brown, 2009-12-26 12:20

Caladenia arenicola
-- Andrew Brown, 2009-12-26 12:19

Caladenia arenicola
-- Andrew Brown, 2009-12-26 12:18

Caladenia arenicola
-- Andrew Brown, 2009-12-26 12:17

Caladenia arenicola
-- Andrew Brown, 2009-12-26 12:17

Caladenia arenicola
-- Andrew Brown, 2009-12-26 12:16

Caladenia arenicola
-- Andrew Brown, 2009-12-26 12:15

Caladenia horistes
-- Andrew Brown, 2009-12-26 12:13

Caladenia footeana
-- Andrew Brown, 2009-12-26 12:12

Caladenia footeana
-- Andrew Brown, 2009-12-26 11:57

Caladenia footeana
-- Andrew Brown, 2009-12-26 11:57

Now Caladenia graniticola
-- Andrew Brown, 2009-12-26 11:55

Possibly an aberrant Caladenia heberleana
-- Andrew Brown, 2009-12-26 11:46

Not Caladenia arrecta, possibly an abberant Caladenia heberleana
-- Andrew Brown, 2009-12-26 11:45

Caladenia paludosa
-- Andrew Brown, 2009-12-26 11:42

Caladenia paludosa
-- Andrew Brown, 2009-12-26 11:41

Caladenia paludosa
-- Andrew Brown, 2009-12-26 11:41

Caladenia paludosa
-- Andrew Brown, 2009-12-26 11:40

This has been corrected. Thank you !
-- Webmaster, 2009-11-29 16:08

I am a little confused photos 9,10,11 do not appear to be a silky blue the difference is to great maybe some one else can identify
-- M Rowcliffe, 2009-11-29 14:03

I'm impressed with your site but I need to tell you that this photo of a store is not pinnaroo. I live in Pinnaroo and it definately is not in Pinnaroo
-- June Niejalke, 2009-06-24 15:07

nice to see the leaf included in picture gives idea to plant growth
-- wombat, 2009-05-22 16:35

This town is spelled Gnowangerup. Did you see any orchids here? Its a good place for C. falcata, C. doutchiae, E. saccharata and others
-- Justin, 2009-03-06 14:40

Thanks !
-- Pascal, 2008-09-12 21:02

This plant is not 100% georgei because it has some arenicola in it. A true georgei would be the ones I photographed at the Franklandia nature reserve. This one had all the criteria of georgei without any arenicola in it I reckon. cheers
-- Etienne, 2008-05-27 09:13

Very nice photograph! Is this species definietly C. georgii? I wasn't sure. I photographed this exact same flower 8 days before you. A photo of it is on my website at http://orchids.chookman.id.au/caladenia/arenicola3b.jpg
-- Justin, 2008-05-16 16:28

This species may be the dwarf bird orchid (Pterostylis aff. barbata) which is distinguished by smaller flowers and a very short point to the dorsal sepal.
-- Justin, 2007-07-27 15:15

These are all Caladenia christineae, not uliginosa subsp. patulens
-- Andrew Brown, 2007-03-04 07:47

This species is Thelymitra speciosa ms
-- A. Brown, 2007-02-05 12:18

The species has a ms name Thelymitra speciosa
-- Andrew Brown, 2007-02-05 12:17

No records ! It just looked quite different from the other Cyaniculas I met duting the trip: C. gemmata, C. deformis and C. sericea.
-- Pascal, 2006-05-04 08:26

the visual distinctions between the small cyaniculas breaks down to flower size, plant height, leaf thickness and hairiness, without cutting open plants--so hopefully you have recorded this information.
-- jacquie, 2006-05-02 17:33

I believe C arrecta has two distint double row of calli that extend further and has large yellow clubs
-- June, 2006-02-10 12:38

I feel the short eared Nana in WA has much shorter ears
-- June, 2006-02-10 12:27

I feel that excelsa has much longer sepals and petals I could email you a photo I have if you wish
-- June, 2006-02-10 12:25

Spectacular! This is a wonderful photo. I wish we had this species in Canada. Well done. Carl
-- Carl Austin, 2005-12-16 00:02

nice photo, padthaway hey
-- tfssa, 2005-09-12 13:45

Both were actually growing on the same site...
-- Pascal, 2005-09-11 21:56

Caladenia sanguinea
-- Peter Lang, 2005-08-30 16:27

Caladenia sanguinea
-- Peter Lang, 2005-08-30 16:24

This is Caladenia sanguinea.
-- Peter Lang, 2005-08-30 16:23

This looks like Caladenia venusta.
-- Peter Lang, 2005-08-25 04:29

Nice photo!
-- Peter Lang, 2005-08-25 03:53

This looks like a hybrid between Diuris behrii and D. orientis. Such hybrids with D. behrii are quite common. Nice photos.
-- Peter Lang, 2005-08-25 03:47

This looks more like Caladenia stricta.
-- Peter Lang, 2005-08-25 03:44

the blue plants look to me as being "Patersons Curse", Echium sp. ,a weed much disliked
-- henrik jermiin, 2004-11-07 14:34

I have been observing an orchid that I suspect is a Hammer Orchid. The leaf was the first indicator, to my irritation few photographers record the leaf in their photos. The bud is due to open in the next two weeks I think and I am looking forward to making an identification. 23/8/2004
-- ANNETTE MORGAN, 2004-08-23 03:58

Wow. It's great to actually see a photo of this incredible orchid. I was lucky enough to see on in the bush near the NSW-Victoria border while working with ATCV and CCC, but as (last I heard) we had just found the 64th in the world, I have never since been so lucky.
-- Megan, 2004-03-29 19:33

This looks more like C. incensa
-- Wendy Probert, 2003-02-15 01:30

It could be C. pulchra which is a very similar species but often paler than C, filifera. I think this groups of spider orchids has now become Calonemorchis
-- Wendy Probert, 2003-02-15 00:59

Spelling is OK. I'm just not sure that it is really thas species...
-- Wabmaster, 2002-07-01 08:49

Query the spelling, should it be erecta? Roy and Phoebe Sampson
-- Sampson, Roy, 2002-06-29 04:45

Great photo! Shows everything so clearly.
-- Ruth Rudkin, 2002-04-14 12:27

Flowers of this species are not resupinate : the upper part is the lip. The column is hidden in the pouch below. The lip is know to mimic wingless females of Thynnid wasps.
-- Pascal, 2002-04-12 08:36

As far as I can remember (shame on me : I never take notes...), this one has been done with a 100mm macro lens, on Fuji Provia 100F slide film, at about f/8 or f/11.
-- Pascal, 2002-04-12 08:33

I'm not sure what I'm looking at in the upper part of the flower...Where is the column? Is that the part pointed up and just modified to attract a particular pollinator? It's very aptly named!
-- kathleen, 2002-04-12 04:20

I think this is my favorite of the bunch... I'd love to know what equipment, fstop, etc, you used to photograph it! It's stunning!
-- Kathleen, 2002-04-12 04:18

Very common grows mostly grows under sheoak trees
-- Martin Punter, 2002-03-19 05:24

Found several dragon orchids growing under sheoaks at a parking area nth of Crossman on the Albany Hway 9/2001. 1 x Hybrid also found.
-- Martin Punter, 2002-03-19 03:13

Caladenias are reputed to be very difficult to cultivate. I'm not sure that Caladenia lobata is propagated for sale, and as you surely know it's forbidden to dig it up from the wild. Anyway, you might contact the "Association of Societies for Growing Australian Plants" (ASGAP) at http://farrer.riv.csu.edu.au/ASGAP/
-- Pascal PERNOT, 2002-03-11 21:18

I would very much like to purchase one of these plants. Do you know where I could find one for sale?
-- Julian, 2002-03-08 22:58

Hi Pascall, finally got around to looking at your web site. Great photos. This orchid might be a dark red form of Caladenia polychroma - C. filifera usually has an all-red, tiny labellum
-- Gary Backhouse, 2002-02-12 22:53

The lip of Drakaea glyptodon mimics the wingless female of the male-wasps that pollinate them. This image represents a spider that has "trapped" the wasp-looking labellum of the orchid. Did the spider get deceived as the male-wasps are? For more legible pictures, please click on "Drakaea glyptodon" in the species list.
-- P. Pernot, 2002-01-28 12:04

I heard that the flowers of the drakaea glyptodon look identical to the wasps that pollinate them? Is that what I'm looking at?
-- M., 2002-01-26 01:02

A good shot Pascal
-- fred, 2001-12-06 13:38

This individual lacks blue pigments. Because of the red spots appearing on the column, it is not truly an albino.
-- P. Pernot, 2001-12-05 09:20