Caladenia magniclavata Nicholls 1947 SUBGENUS Calonema ( Benth. ) Hopper & A.P.Br.2000 Photo courtesy of Malcolm Thomas of Australia

Another View Photo courtesy of Ron Heberle of Australia


Common Name The Large Clubbed Caladenia

Flower Size 2 3/4 to 3 1/4" [7 to 8 cm]

This medium sized, cold growing terrestrial species is from southwestern Western Australia in dense shrubby Jarrah and Karri forests at elevations of 20 to 100 meters with a single, linear to linear lanceolate, pubescent leaf and blooms in the late winter and earlier spring on a 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Arachnorchis magniclavata (Nicholls) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2001; Caladenia longiclavata var. magniclavata (Nicholls) A.S.George 1971; Calonema magniclavata (Nicholls) Szlach. 2001; Calonemorchis magniclavata (Nicholls) Szlach. 2001;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Arachnorchis magniclavata photo good