Williams Spider Orchid  |  

Caladenia williamsiae

Status: Endangered on the EPBC Act list

The Williams Spider Orchid is usually solitary, growing to 15-20cm tall. The leaf is erect, broadly linear, 7-9 cm x 15-18 mm and pale green. The spider-like flowers are yellow-green.

Government evidence of impact of climate change:

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  • Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Caladenia williamsiae

    The main potential threats to Williams Spider Orchid include fire and unauthorised collection.

  • Australian Government, Listing Advices, Caladenia williamsiae

    While there is limited information on current or future threats to the species; kangaroo grazing on the original population and the potential threat of fire in the future is sufficient evidence to suggest that the species geographic distribution is precarious for its survival.