Caladenia fragrantissima D.L. Jones & G.W. Carr 1989 SUBGENUS Arachnorchis

Photos by Colin & Mischa Rowan and her Retired Aussies Website

Another Flower Angle Photo by Malcolm Thomas of Australia

Common Name The Fragrant Caladenia - In Australia - Scented Spider Orchid

Flower Size 2.4 to 3.2" [6 to 8 cm]

This terrestrial species is from Victoria, Australia at elevations of 5 to 30 meters in dense heathlands and heathy forests as a cool to cold growing terrestrial orchid that blooms in the spring on an erect, 8 to 16" [20 to 40 cm] long, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence carrying fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Arachnorchis fragrantissima (D.L.Jones & G.W.Carr) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2001; Caladenia patersonii var. suaveolens Nicholls 1940; Calonema fragrantissima (D.L. Jones & G.W. Carr) Szlach. 2001; Calonemorchis fragrantissima (D.L.Jones & G.W.Carr) Szlach. 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 as C pattersonii var suaveolens drawing fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 71 No 6 2006/7 photo; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Arachnorchis fragrantissima photo fide