One aspect which makes orchid really appealing is their variety and beauty. They are stunning pieces of artwork. Here are some photographs of some of the spider orchids (Arachnorchis) that grow in South Australia.
The most common spider orchid is the King Spider Orchid, Arachnorchis tentaculata. It is a stunning orchid, and one of the larger ones, being up to 10 cm across.
The Queen Spider orchid, Arachnorchis leptochila, is not as common in South Australia. It is smaller than its sister, and has a more rigid flower.
There are many other spider orchids, but one of my favourite ones would have to be Arachnorchis rigida. It’s white petals are so crisp. This is also quite a small flower.