Dancing Spider Orchid

Family: Orchidaceae
Genus: Caladenia
Species: discoidea
Main Flower Colour: Other


Tuberous, perennial, herb, 0.09-0.45 m high, horizontally arranged flowers. Grows in grey, brown or black sand, granitic loam. Sandy Banksia woodland, mallee woodland on margins of salt lakes.

Although there is general agreement that this orchid is discoidea, it appears to be known by both common names, Dancing Spider and Bee Orchid

Flowering start in August and ends in October.


The main flower colour is other. Flowers yellow-green, rounded Labellum redish/brown in colour with a long fringe and dark purplish - black calli.


Views (per week)13


Bio Regions

Esperance Plains (ESP), Warren (WAR), Jarrah Forest (JAF), Swan Coastal Plain (SWA), Avon Wheatbelt (AVW), Geraldton Sandplains (GES), Mallee (MAL)

Region Specifics

Kalbarri to Israelite Bay

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