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Western Australia, 2016

Tour Starting out from Perth

Day One: afternoon in Ellis Brook Valley reserve

 

Halgania andromedifolia
Halgania andromedifolia

Caladenia footeana
Caladenia sp. The first of many spider orchids - there are 136 species in Western Australia.

Grevillea bipinnatifida
Grevillea bipinnatifida

Drosera macrantha
Drosera macrantha

Caladenia flava
Caladenia flava

Heading North from Perth

Anigozanthos humilis
Anigozanthos humilis

Pyrorchis nigricans
Pyrorchis sp.

Caladenia longicaudis
Caladenia sp.

The Pinnacles
The Pinnacles, North of Perth, W.A.

Drive to Kalbarri
Long drive to Kalbarri, but some nice plants along the way.

Anigozanthus bicolor

Verticordia nobilis
Verticordia nobilis

Caladenia lorea

Lechenaultia hirsuta

Halgania litoralis

Kalbarri

Grevillea anulifera

Melaleuca scabra

Nature's Window, Kalbarri

Grevillea eriostachya

Conospermum unilaterale

Calytrix brevifolia

Thaysanotis multiflorus

Conospermum unilaterale

Inland from Kalabarri
Lechenaultia macrantha A trip inland to see the 'wreath flowers', Lechenaultia macrantha. Best flowering for many years.

Lechenaultia macrantha
Lechenaultia macrantha

On the same trip: Donkey orchids

Diuris sp.
Diuris sp.

Pattersonia occidentale
Pattersonia occidentale

Grevillea leucopteris
Grevillea leucopteris

Back to Perth
Another long drive . Weather cold and showery. Some nice plants on the way.

Elythranthera brunonis

Elythranthera brunonis

Caladenia longicaudis

Stylidium crossocephalum

Caladenia hoffmanii

Dryandra Woodland - a Nature Conservation Area
A large area of original vegetation south of Perth.

Cyanicula sericea

Blue-tongued Lizard
Blue-tongued Lizard

Caladenia longiclavata
Caladenia sp.

Pterostylis recurva

Dampiera lindleyi

From Narrogin to Esperance
Fabulous plants and a visit to the Ravensthorpe Wild Flower Show.

Lechenaultia formosa

Caladenia longicaudata
Caladenia sp.

Caladenia attingens
Caladenia sp.

Vase of Wild Flowers A vase of wild flowers at the Ravensthorpe Wild Flower Show (all picked on private land).

Esperance
near Esperance Weather turned cold with heavy showers today. Got soaked. Lots of orchids and lunch at Hellfire Bay. The spider orchids are very variable but two different sp. here.

Diuris pulchella
Diuris sp.

Caladenia sp.
Caladenia sp.

Caladenia sp.
Caladenia sp.

Pyrorchis sp.
Pyrorchis sp.

Hopetoun
Another good day for orchids. Weather a touch warmer. Tomorrow's road closed by flooding so have to find a way round.

Orchidaceae

Orchidaceae

Caladenia sp.
Caladenia sp.

Orchidaceae

Caladenia sp.
Caladenia sp.

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