Caladenia amoena D.L.Jones 1994 SUBGENUS Arachnorchis

Lip Detail Photos by Colin Rowan and his Retired Aussies Website

Part Shade Cold LATER Winter EARLY Spring

Common Name The Beautiful Caladenia - The Charming Spider Orchid

Flower Size .6 to .8" [1.5 to 2 cm]

Found in Victoria Australia on slopes and ridges in open forests among shrubs and herbs at elevations of 100 to 150 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with a single, linear, pubescent leaf that blooms in the later winter and early spring on an erect, 2.4 to 4" [6 to 10 cm] long, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Arachnorchis amoena (D.L.Jones) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2001

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