Caladenia arenaria Fitzg. 1882SUBGENUS Arachnorchis Photo by P Pernot and Caladenia: Terrestrial Orchids of Southern Australia Website

Flower Closeup Photo by Mischa Rowan and her Retired Aussies Website

Part Shade Cold LATER Winter Spring

Common Name The Sand Loving Caladenia - The Sandhill Spider Orchid

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

Found in New South Wales on slopes of stabilized dunes at elevations around 150 to 250 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial with a narrow, linear, pubescent, obtuse leaf that blooms in the later winter and spring on an erect, 6 to 12" [15 to 30 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Arachnorchis arenaria (Fitzg.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2001; Caladenia patersonii var. arenaria (Fitzg.) Nicholls 1943; Calonema arenarium (Fitzg.) Szlach. 2001; Calonemorchis arenaria (Fitzg.) Szlach. 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 as C patersonii var arenaria drawing fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Arachnorchis arenaria photo fide;