Caladenia aestiva D.L.Jones 1991 SECTION Calonemorchis

Photo by Richard Hartland and Atlas of Living Australia Website

LATE EARLY

Common Name The Summer Blooming Caladenia - The Mountain Summer Spider Orchid

Flower Size 1.6 to 2" [4 to 5 cm]

Found in New South Wales and Victoria in montane forests on slopes among grasses and shrubs at elevations of 600 to 900 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with a narrow, linear, pubescent, obtuse leaf that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an erect, 8 to 20" [20 to 50 cm] long, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence

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

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

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