Caladenia huegelii Rchb. f. 1871 SUBGENUS Arachnorchis

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Common Name Huegel's Caladenia - Grand Slipper Orchid

Flower Size 2.8 to 4" [7 to 10 cm]

A small to medium sized, cold growing, Western Australia terrestrial in dense shrublands at elevations of 5 to 80 meters with a single, erect, linear, pubescent leaf that blooms in the late winter and spring on an erect, slender, 10 to 24" [25 to 60 cm] long, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Arachnorchis huegelii (Rchb.f.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2001; Caladenia reniformis var. huegelii (Rchb.f.) Rchb.f. 1871; Calonema huegelii (Rchb. f.) Szlach. 2001; Calonemorchis huegelii (Rchb.f.) Szlach. 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 drawing fide; Orchid Australia Vol 11 No 6 1999 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 6 2006 photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 71 No 1 2006 photo; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Arachnorchis huegelii photo fide;