Caladenia behrii Schltdl. 1847 SUBGENUS Arachnorchis

Lip Detail Photos by Mischa and Colin Rowan and their Retired Aussies Website

Fragrance Part Shade Cold LATER Winter Spring

Common Name Behr's Caladenia - The Lofty Ranges Spider Orchid

Flower Size 2 to 2.8" [5 to 7 cm]

Found in Southern Lofty, South Australia on slopes and ridges among shrubs in open forests at elevations around 250 to 400 meters as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with a narrow, linear, pubescent, obtuse leaf that blooms in the later winter and spring on an erect, 12 to 24" [30 to 60 cm] long, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence and carrying flowers with a musky scent.

Synonyms Arachnorchis behrii (Schltdl.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2001

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