Caladenia attingens S.D. Hopper & A.P. Brown 2001

SUBGENUS Calonema ( Benth. ) Hopper & A.P.Br.2000 Photo courtesy of Ron Heberle of Australia

Common Name The Forest Mantis Orchid - The Sneezing Spider Orchid

Flower Size 1.6 to 2.8" [4 to 7 cm]

C attingens is on the right in the photo and on the left is the similar C falcata. Found in Western Australia at elevations of 20 to 150 meters in shrubby forests and woodlands and on granite outcrops as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial orchid with a single leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, [17 to 45 cm] long, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence.

SynonymsArachnorchis attingens (Hopper & A.P.Br.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2002; Arachnorchis attingens subsp. gracillima (Hopper & A.P.Br.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2002; Caladenia attingens subsp. gracillima Hopper & A.P.Br. 2001; Calonemorchis attingens (Hopper & A.P.Br.) Szlach. & Rutk. 2003

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

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