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.
This is the Karri Spider orchid
And this is the funnel web spider orchid
These are a few others to whet your appetitie.