Some Spider Orchids

The spider orchids, Arachnorchis sp. are a rather beautiful genus, with quite a lot of diversity.  Today, I will just be showing two of my favourites.

The first one is Arachnorchis rigida.  It has been several years since I’ve seen this beautiful flower, and I would like to see it again, but sadly it it not that common.  Looking through all the pictures we have taken, I couldn’t really find anything that does justice to this beautiful flower.  Even a Google search did not yield anything spectacular.  It would be great to take some nicer pictures, maybe this year…?

Arachnorchis rigida

I love the soft pink on white.  In the picture above it reminds me of icing.

Arachnorchis rigida

Another beautiful species is the Arachnorchis reticulata.  There is quite a broad diversity in the colouring of this orchid, as can be seen by one labellum being darker than the other.

Arachnorchis reticulata Arachnorchis reticulata

Special thanks again to Dad for this pictures.

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