The eastern spider-orchid grows to 20 cm high with a single leaf and one to two creamy white to pale yellow flowers. This species is endemic to Victoria, and in 2010 was recorded from six populations between Port Campbell and Yarrum with an estimated 350 individuals occurring within this range. The eastern spider-orchid is found in coastal heathland and heath-woodland, generally on deep sands. Individuals may have many years between flowering events and periodic fire is required to stimulate flowering and seed production. Land clearance and trampling are threats to this species
Cream Spider-orchid |
Status: Endangered on the EPBC Act list
Eastern Spider Orchid
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Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Caladenia orientalis
Fire Timing and frequency known Caladenia orientalis is a fire stimulated species.