Canberra Spider Orchid - Caladenia actensis card
Australian native plant
Reproduced from an original watercolour painting by Cheryl Hodges
Greeting card 10 x 15cm, blank inside with white envelope
Text on reverse of card reads:
The Canberra Spider Orchid is known to occur in a limited number of locations in the Australian Capital Territory and is listed as critically endangered. It requires a mycorrhizal fungus in the soil to grow and it also requires a thynnine wasp for pollination. A program is under way to reintroduce the orchid to sites in Canberra, which must establish first that both the fungus and the wasp occur in that area.