Orchids of South West Australia

This page contains high resolution photos of orchids from South-West Western Australia. The photos were taken using either a Canon PowerShot A200 digital camera or a Canon EOS 350D. The photos are arranged into genera. Click on the thumbnails below to go to the main photo pages for those genera. Within these pages, click on the thumbnail to view the actual photo. This page will be updated often as I take more photos. Check out the links page for more orchid related sites.
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Latest Additions:
Calochilus uliginosus (Swamp Beard Orchid) 19/10/14
Diuris laevis (Nanny Goat Orchid) 19/10/14
Caladenia barbarossa (Dragon Orchid) 8/10/14
Caladenia brownii (Karri Spider Orchid) 8/10/14
Caladenia nana subsp. unita (Pink Fan Orchid) 8/10/14
Caladenia polychroma (Joseph's Spider Orchid) 8/10/14
Elythranthera emarginata (Pink Enamel) 8/10/14
Caladenia latifolia (Pink fairy) 26/9/14
Caladenia sp. nyabing (Nyabing Spider Orchid) 26/9/14
Elythranthera brunonis (Purple Enamel) 26/9/14
Caladenia integra (Smooth-lipped Spider Orchid) 26/9/14
Caladenia vulgata (Common Spider Orchid) 26/9/14
Pyrorchis nigricans (Red Beaks) 24/9/14
Caladenia roei (Ant Orchid) 16/9/14
Cyrtostylis robusta (Mosquito Orchid) 7/9/14
Pterostylis sargentii (Frog Greenhood) 7/9/14
Diuris recurva (Mini Donkey Orchid) 7/9/14
Drakaea gracilis (Slender Hammer Orchid) 7/9/14
Paracaleana terminalis (Smooth-billed Duck Orchid 4/9/14
Caladenia hoffmanii (Hoffman's Spider Orchid) 4/9/14
Thelymitra hybrid (Queen of Sheba x Shirt Orchid) 31/8/14



Caladenia

Caladenia
Spider Orchids

Ericksonella

Ericksonella
Sugar Orchid

Cyanicula

Cyanicula
Blue Orchids

Pheladenia

Pheladenia
Blue Beard

Elythranthera

Elythranthera
Enamel Orchids

Praecoxanthus

Praecoxanthus
Leafless Orchid

Leptoceras

Leptoceras
Rabbit Orchid

Leporella

Leporella
Hare Orchid

Eriochilus

Eriochilus
Bunny Orchids

Drakaea

Drakaea
  Hammer Orchids

Paracaleana

Paracaleana
Duck Orchids

Spiculaea

Spiculaea
Elbow Orchid

Lyperanthus

Lyperanthus
Rattle Beaks

Pyrorchis

Pyrorchis
Beak Orchids

Cyrtostylis

Cyrtostylis
Mosquito Orchids

Corybas

Corybas
Helmet Orchids

Epiblema

Epiblema
Babe-in-a-cradle

Thelymitra

Thelymitra
Sun Orchids

Calochilus

Calochilus
Beard Orchids

Microtis

Microtis
Mignonette Orchids

Corunastylis

Corunastylis
Pygmy Orchid

Prasophyllum

Prasophyllum
Leek Orchids

Gastrodia

Gastrodia
Bell Orchid

Rhizanthella

Rhizanthella
Underground Orchid

Cryptostylis

Cryptostylis
Slipper Orchid

Pterostylis

Pterostylis
Greenhoods

Diuris

Diuris
Donkey Orchids

Disa

Disa
South African Orchid*


Orchid listings by scientific name

This list contains all the scientific names of the orchids featured in the above galleries arranged in alphabetical order.
Note that this list contains only about one third of all the orchid species found in the South West. The names in bold are the genus names.

Caladenia
arenicola
arrecta
attingens
barbarossa
bicalliata

bicalliata subsp cleistogama
bryceana
caesarea subsp. caesarea
caesarea subsp. maritima
cairnsiana
citrina
chapmanii
christineae
corynephora
crebra
discoidea
dorrienii
doutchiae
drummondii
excelsa
falcata
filifera
flava subsp flava
ferruginea
footeana
gardneri
georgei
graminifolia
graniticola
harringtoniae
heberleana
hiemalis
hirta subsp hirta
hirta subsp rosea
huegelii
infundibularis
integra
latifolia
lobata
longicaudasubsp.calcigena
longicaudasubsp.clivicola
longicaudasubsp.eminens
longiclavata
lorea
macrostylis
marginata
multiclavia
nana subsp nana
nivalis
pachychila
paludosa
pectinata

plicata
polychroma
postea
procera
pulcra
aff polychroma
radialis
radiata
reptans subsp reptans
roei
serotina
sigmoidea
speciosa
splendens
thinicola
uliginosa subsp. candicans
uliginosa subsp. patulens
uliginosa
viridescens
vulgata
xantha
Calochilus
aff robertsonii
Corunastylis
tepperi
Corybas
limpidus
recurvas
Cryptostylis
ovata
Cyanicula
amplexans
aperta
gemmata
ixioides subsp ixioides
sericea
Cyrtostylis
huegelii
Disa*
bracteata*
Diuris
brumalis
corymbosa
drummondii
laevis
laxiflora
aff laxiflora
longifolia
magnifica
aff magnifica
setacea
Drakaea
concolor
confluens
elastica
glyptodon
gracilis
isolata
livida
micrantha
thynniphila
Elythranthera
brunonis
emarginata
Epiblema
grandiflorum subsp. grandiflorum
grandiflorum subsp. cyanea
Ericksonella
saccharata
Eriochilus
dilatatus subsp. dilatatus
dilatatus subsp. multiflorus
pulchellus
scaber
tenuis
Gastrodia
lacista Leporella
fimbriata
Leptoceras
menziesii
Lyperanthus
serratus
Microtis
alba
atrata
cupularis
media subsp. media
Paracaleana
nigrita
triens
Pheladenia
deformis
Praecoxanthus
aphyllus
Prasophyllum
brownii
cucullatum
cyphochilum
drummondii
elatum
aff elatum
fimbria
giganteum
gracile
hians
macrostachyum
parvifolium
regium
Pterostylis
aspera
aff barbata
angusta
barbata
dilatata
exerta ms
hamiltonii
aff nana
mutica
picta
recurva
rogersii
sanguinea
aff sanguinea
sargentii
scabra
spathulata
aff turfosa
vittata
Pyrorchis
forrestii
nigricans
Rhizanthella
gardneri
Spiculaea
ciliata
Thelymitra
apiculata
antennifera
benthamiana
campanulata
canaliculata
crinita
cucullata
dedmaniarum
flexuosa
graminea
jacksonii
latiloba
macrophylla
aff macrophylla
magnifica
pulcherrima
sargentii
speciosa
spiralis
stellata
tigrina
variegata
villosa
yorkensis

Orchid hybrids

Many natural hybrid orchids were originally named on the thought that they were new species. On the discovery that they were not, they were removed as species and became known as 'named hybrids'
Hybrids are most often found growing in an area where both parent species are located. They generally visually approximate both parents. For example, C. x cala has a red tipped labellum similar to C. falcata and sometimes partially upswept sepals.

Listing of hybrids in the galleries

Caladenia x spectabilis - Hybrid between C. flava and C. latifolia
Caladenia x cala - Hybrid between C. longicauda and C. falcata
Caladenia x ericksoniae (cairnsiana type) - Hybrid between C. cairnsiana and any member of the C. filamentosa group
Caladenia x ericksoniae (doutchaie type) - Hybrid between C. doutchaie and any member of the C. filamentosa group
Caladenia x ericksoniae (roei type) - Hybrid between C. roei and any member of the C. filamentosa group
Caladenia multiclavia x integra - Hybrid between C. multiclavia and C. integra
Caladenia x resupina - Hybrid between C. multiclavia and any member of the C. filamentosa group
Caladenia x suffusa - Hybrid between C. hirta subsp. rosea and C. longicauda
Caladenia radiata x longicauda - Hybrid between C. radiata and C. longicauda
Caladenia x enigma Hybrid between C. longicauda and C. barbarossa
Thelymitra spiralis x antennifera - Hybrid between T. spiralis and T. antennifera
Thelymitra crinita x macrophylla - Hybrid between T. crinita and T. macrophylla


Orchid listings by common names

This list contains all the common names of the orchids featured in the above galleries arranged in alphabetical order.
Some orchids have more than one common name and as such, they are listed more than once. The bold names are the genus names.

Ant Orchid
Antelope Orchid
Arrowsmith Spider Orchid
Autumn Leek Orchid
Azure Sun Orchid
Babe-in-a-Cradle
Baby Blue Orchid
Banded Greenhood
Beak Orchids
Beard Orchids
Bee Orchid
Bell Orchid
Bird Orchid
Blood Spider Orchid
Blue Beard
Blue China Orchid
Blue Fairy Orchid
Blue Orchids
Blue Sun Orchid
Blushing Spider Orchid
Bristly Donkey Orchid
Broad-billed Duck Orchid
Bronze Orchid
Bunny Orchids
Butterfly Orchid
Canning Vale Bee Orchid
Cape Spider Orchid
Carbunup King Spider Orchid
Carousel Spider Orchid
Cherry Spider Orchid
Christine's Spider Orchid
Christmas Leek Orchid
Christmas Spider Orchid
Cinnamon Sun Orchid
Clown Orchid
Club-lipped Spider Orchid
Clubbed Spider Orchid
Coastal Banded Greenhood
Coastal White Spider Orchid
Common Bunny Orchid
Common Dragon Orchid
Common Mignonette Orchid
Common Spider Orchid
Cossack Spider Orchid
Cowslip
Crab-lipped Spider Orchid
Crimson Spider Orchid
Crowded Banded Greenhood
Crowded Leek Orchid
Crystal Brook Star Orchid
Crystal Helmet Orchid
Cupped Banded Greenhood
Curled Tongue Shell Orchid
Curly Locks
Custard Orchid
Dancing Spider Orchid
Dark Tipped Spider Orchid
Darling Range Donkey Orchid
Donkey Orchids
Drooping Spider Orchid
Duck Orchids
Dunsborough Spider Orchid
Dwarf Bird Orchid
Dwarf Common Spider Orchid
Dwarf Hammer Orchid
Dwarf Pink Fairy Orchid
Dwarf Spider Orchid
Dwarf Zebra Orchid
Eastern Queen of Sheba
Elbow Orchid
Elephant's Ears
Enamel Orchids
Exotic Spider Orchid
Flying Duck Orchid
Forest Mantis Orchid
Frail Spider Orchid
Freckled Sun Orchid
Fringed Leek Orchid
Fringed Mantis Orchid
Frog Greenhood
Funnel-web Spider Orchid
Giant Spider Orchid
Glossy-leafed Hammer Orchid
Grand Spider Orchid
Granite Bunny Orchid
Grass-leafed Spider Orchid
Green Spider Orchid
Green-veined Shell Orchid
Greenhoods
Hammer Orchids
Hare Orchid
Heberle's Spider Orchid
Helmet Orchids
Hills White Spider Orchid
Hooded Leek Orchid
Jack-in-the-Box
Jackson's Sun Orchid
Joseph's Spider Orchid
Jug Orchid
King Leek Orchid
King Spider Orchid
King-in-his-Carriage
Kneeling Hammer Orchid
Late Bird Orchid
Late Hammer Orchid
Laughing Leek Orchid
Lazy Spider Orchid
Leafless Orchid
Leaping Spider Orchid
Leek Orchids
Lemon-scented Sun Orchid
Leopard Orchid
Lily Orchid
Limestone Spider Orchid
Little Laughing Leek Orchid
Little Pink Fairy
Little Pink Fan Orchid
Lonely Hammer Orchid
Man Orchid
Margaret River Spider Orchid
Midge Orchid
Midget Greenhood
Mosquito Orchids
Mustard Orchid
Nanny Goat Orchid
Narrow-lipped Hammer Orchid
Narrow-lipped Dragon Orchid
Northern Darting Spider Orchid
Northern Queen of Sheba
Painted Rufous Greenhood
Pansy Orchid
Piano Orchid
Pink Bunny Orchid
Pink Beaks
Pink Candy Orchid
Pink Enamel Orchid
Pink Fairy
Pink Spider Orchid
Potato Orchid
Pouched Leek Orchid
Primrose Spider Orchid
Prisoner Orchid (doutchaie type)
Prisoner Orchid (cairnsiana type)
Prisoner Orchid (roei type)
Purple Enamel Orchid
Purple Pansy Orchid
Purple Veined Spider Orchid
Pygmy Orchid
Queen of Sheba
Rabbit Orchid
Rattle Beaks
Ray Spider Orchid
Reaching Spider Orchid
Recurved Shell Orchid
Red Beaks
Red-veined Shell Orchid
Robust Snail Orchid
Rusty Spider Orchid
Sandhill Spider Orchid
Sandplain White Spider Orchid

Scented Sun Orchid
Shirt Orchid
Short-eared Snail Orchid
Shy Sun Orchid
Sigmoid Spider Orchid
Silky Blue Orchid
Slender Hammer Orchid
Slender Spider Orchid
Slipper Orchid
Smooth-Lipped Spider Orchid
Snake Orchid
South African Orchid*
Spider Orchids
Splendid Spider Orchid
Spoon-lipped Rufous Greenhood
Star Orchid
Stark White Spider Orchid
Sugar Candy Orchid
Sugar Orchid
Sun Orchids
Swamp Leek Orchid
Swamp Mignonette Orchid
Tall Donkey Orchid
Tall Leek Orchid
Tenterden Yellow Spider Orchid
Tiger Orchid
Tongue Orchids
Tuart Spider Orchid
Twisted Sun Orchid
Underground Orchid
Unnamed Rufous Greenhood
Vanilla Orchid
Wallflower Orchid
Warty Hammer Orchid
Wandoo Beard Orchid
Western Tiny Blue Orchid
Wheatbelt Zebra Orchid
Wheatbelt Dragon Orchid
White Fairy Orchid
White Spider Orchid
William's Spider Orchid
Winter Donkey Orchid
Winter Spider Orchid
Yellow China Orchid
Zebra Orchid