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

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

Part Shade Cold LATE Winter EARLY Spring

Common Name Bussell's Caladenia - Bussell's Spider Orchid

Flower Size 1.6 to 3.2" [4 to 8 cm]

Found in southwest Western Australia in winter wet swamps and depressions at elevations around 10 to 50 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial with a single, linear, pubescent leaf and blooms in the late winter and early spring on an erect, 8 to 12" [20 to 30 cm] long, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence.

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

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