Friends of Baluk Willam Nature Conservation Reserve
Species Database

This database has been compiled to showcase some of the species found in the reserve.

Large Greencomb Spider-Orchid

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TitleLarge Greencomb Spider-Orchid
CategoryOrchid
SubjectSpider Orchid
Common NameMantis Orchid
Scientific NameArachnorchis (Caladenia) tentaculata
Flowering Timesep,oct,nov
Photo Date16-Oct-2005 10:25
PhotographerR Richter
Post Date16-Oct-2005
DescriptionThis large greencomb spider-orchid grows to over 50cm in the reserve, although plants typically have a stem around 40cm. This one has a fairly loose labellum, which you can see wobbling in a breeze, and this helps to tell it apart from the small greencomb.
 It can be found along the road and tracks beside the road in the north and south of the reserve.
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