Caladenia paludosa Hopper & A.P.Br.2001 SUBGENUS Calonemorchis Photo by Colin and Mischa Rowan and their Retired Aussies Website

Part Shade Cold LATE Winter Spring

Common Name The Pale Caladenia - The Swamp Spider Orchid

Flower Size 2 to 3.2" [5 to 8 cm]

Found in Western Australia in waterlogged soils in winter wet swamps and depressions under shrubs at elevations of 50 to 100 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with a single leaf and blooms in the late winter and spring on an erect, 12 to 20" [30 to 50 cm] long, carrying 1 to 4 flowered inflorescence.

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

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