Caladenia capillata D.L.Jones 2000 SUBGENUS Jonesiopsis Photos by Colin & Mischa Rowan and his Orchid Website

Common Name The Fine Haired Caladenia - The Daddy Long Leg Orchid

Flower Size 3 1/4" [8 cm]

Found in New South Wales, Victoria, and South Australia at elevations of 20 to 500 meters in open Mallee scrublands, woodlands and open forests in sandy soils as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial orchid with round tubers giving rise to an erect, thinner, pilose stem and carrying a narrowly linear, pilose, acute, basally clasping leaf close to the ground and another much smaller at the middle and blooms in the winter and spring on a terminal, erect, 18" [45 cm] tall, racemose inflorescence with a few [1 to 4] flowers.

Synonyms Caladenia filamentosa var. tentaculata R.S.Rogers 1922; Caladenia tentaculata Tate 1889; Calonema capillatum ( D.L.Jones ) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2001; Calonemorchis capillata ( D.L.Jones ) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2002; Jonesiopsis capillata ( D.L.Jones ) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Australia Riley & Banks 2002; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Jonesiopsis capillata photo good