Thick-lip Spider Orchid [caladenia tessellata]
Photo Michael and Ethel Perry
Flowering time: September and October
Habitat: Confined mainly to coastal hinterland in East Gippsland and quite rare, often as a small loose colony of just a few plants, rarely more; usually in dry open forest
Possible sites: Moormurng Forest; Clifton Creek; Colquhoun Forest, Blond Bay WR, Tostaree, Newmerella, Marlo Plains, Cann River, Wingan River, Genoa
Notes: Can be more plentiful when habitat is opened up after fire, and also in good season.
Status: POORLY KNOWN
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