Caladenia arenicola Hopper & A.P.Br. 2001 SUBGENUS Arachnorchis

Lip Detail Photos by John Varigos and his Orchid webpage


Common Name The Sand Loving Caladenia - The Carousel Spider Orchid

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

Found in Western Australia at elevations of 5 to 150 meters in low woodlands and stunted shrubby forests in deep sand as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with a single leaf that blooms in the spring and early summer on an erect, 12 to 24" [340 to 60 cm] long, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence.

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Digest Vol 66 #3 2002 as C cfarenicola photo ok; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Arachnorchis arenicola photo good