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…?
I love the soft pink on white. In the picture above it reminds me of icing.
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.
Special thanks again to Dad for this pictures.