Caladenia speciosa Hopper & A.P.Br. 2001SUBGENUS Arachnorchis

Photos by Colin & Mischa Rowan and their The Retireed Aussies Website

Another Flower Photography by A. P. Brown . Image used with the permission of the Western Australian Herbarium, Department of Environment and Conservation ( Accessed on Thursday, 30 August 2012 and The Flora Base of Western Australian Flora Website


Common Name The Outstanding Caladenia - The Sandplain White Spider Orchid

Flower Size 4 to 6" [10 to 15 cm]

This terrestrial species is from southwest Western Australia at elevations of 50 to 100 meters in woodlands in deep sand as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with a narrow, linear, pubescent, obtuse leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an erect, 14 to 24" [35 to 60 cm] long, 1 to 4 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Arachnorchis speciosa (Hopper & A.P.Br.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2002; Calonemorchis speciosa (Hopper & A.P.Br.) Szlach. & Rutk. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Arachnorchis speciosa photo good;