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Caladenia actensis

16 Canberra Spider Orchid at Hackett, ACT

Caladenia actensis at Hackett, ACT - 18 Sep 2013
Caladenia actensis at Hackett, ACT - 18 Sep 2013
Caladenia actensis at Hackett, ACT - 18 Sep 2013
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Identification history

Caladenia actensis 18 May 2014 AaronClausen

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Significant sighting

michaelb noted:
18 Sep 2023

Aaron Clausen's very first sighting of this endangered spider orchid, which inspired the creation of CNM & NatureMapr


waltraud wrote:
   5 Sep 2021
This record comes up as a Hackett record however it is clearly within Mt Majura nature reserve.
   4 Jul 2023
Is this the one that started it all?
   4 Jul 2023
Yeah, the official record. One of the actual orchids I almost crushed with mountain bike tyre.
waltraud wrote:
   4 Jul 2023
What an amazing journey! I remember the first meet on the mountain with a rogue bike rider ... so I thought...
   4 Jul 2023
You were pivotal in putting me in touch with the government @waltraud as the first person that responded to my messages:

Ever notice your user ID is #2 and mine is #1?
waltraud wrote:
   4 Jul 2023
No, I didn't know; I know that Mt Majura is Map1.
HelenCross wrote:
   18 Sep 2023
Such a great story!
   22 Sep 2023
wow. amazing story. and bizarre looking orchid.

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Species information

  • Caladenia actensis Scientific name
  • Canberra Spider Orchid Common name
  • Sensitive
  • Very Rare / Threatened
  • Non-Invasive

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Additional information

  • True In flower

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