Caladenia tentaculata Schltdl. 1847SUBGENUS Calonema ( Benth. ) Hopper & A.P.Br.2000 Photo courtesy of Cathy Powers and her AUSTRALIAN TERRESTRIAL ORCHIDS OTHER FLORA & FAUNA BANJORAH

Another Flower Angle Photos courtesy of Colin Rowan


Common Name The Tentacled Caladenia - Eastern Mantis Orchid - Large Greencomb Spider Orchid

Flower Size 3" [7.5 cm]

This small sized, cold to warm growing terrestrial species is from Victoria to Western Australia on heathlands and in open forests at elevations of 50 to 1000 meters with cold wet winters and dry hot summers and has a single, hairy, erect, linear, acute leaf and blooms in the spring and early summer on a 20" [40 cm] long, erect, pilose inflorescence carrying 1 to 3 flowers with a movable labellum.

Synonyms Arachnorchis tentaculata (Schltdl.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2001; Calonema tentaculata (Schltdl.) Szlach. 2001; Calonemorchis tentaculata (Schltdl.) Szlach. 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glen 2001; Orchids of Australia Riley & Banks 2002; Australian Orchid Review Vol 71 No 6 2006/7 photo; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Arachnorchis tentaculata photo fide