Hybrid orchids

We are finding more and more hybrid orchids around. These are where two different orchids have cross pollinate. This is being caused by the European bee which as an introduced species doesn’t stick to on type of orchid.

You will be pleased to know that when we go orchid hunting, my friend and I, you will hear a shout and then the other will say, “what have you found?” To which the reply comes, a funnel web, or a leopard, or a bee……. if they say a tiger, you know that it’s a snake and time to get out of there, but the others are all orchids and we are very excited when we find them:)

This is a hybrid of a karri spider and a funnel-web spider orchid.

Caladenia brownii x caladenia infundibularis
hybrid between a karri spider orchid and a funnel-web spider orchid

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is the Karri Spider orchid

caladenia brownii
karri spider orchid

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And this is the funnel web spider orchid

Funnel-web spider orchid
caladenia infundibularis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These are a few others to whet your appetitie.

This is my friend climbing up on a log to get the shot....the things we do for a good shot.
This is my friend climbing up on a log to get the shot….the things we do for a good shot.
Blue lady a sun orchid
Blue lady a sun orchid

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