Caladenia applanata Hopper & A.P. Brown 2001 SUBGENUS Arachnorchis Photo by Ron Heberle of Australia

Lip Detail Photo by Geoff Derrin and The Wikipedia Website


Common Name The Flat Caladenia - The Broad Lipped Spider Orchid

Flower Size 2.4 to 3.2" [6 to 8 cm]

Found in western Australia in coastal shrub on stabilized sand at elevations 5 to 50 meters in coastal scrub on stabilized sand dunes and on limestones with a single, linear, pubescent leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a 10 to 20 " [25 to 50 cm] long, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence with fleshy flowers and does not require fire to bloom. .

Synonyms Arachnorchis applanata (Hopper & A.P.Br.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2002; Arachnorchis applanata subsp. erubescens (Hopper & A.P.Br.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2002; Caladenia applanata subsp. erubescens Hopper & A.P.Br.2001; Calonemorchis applanata (Hopper & A.P.Br.) Szlach. & Rutk. 2003

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