Caladenia atroclavia D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 1988 SUBGENUS Arachnorchis

Lip Detail Photo by Michael Mathieson and The Girraween National Park Website


Common Name The Black Clubbed Caladenia - The Black Clubbed Spider Orchid

Flower Size 2 to 2.4" [5 to 6 cm]

Found in southeastern Queensland Australia in shrubby open forests at elevations around 800 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with a single, linear, pubescent leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a 10 to 14 " [25 to 35 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with scented flowers akin to an overheated elecric motor.

SynonymsArachnorchis atroclavia (D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2001

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