Caladenia caudata Nicholls 1948 SUBGENUS Calonema ( Benth. ) Hopper & A.P.Br.2000

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

Part Shade Cold LATER Winter Spring

Common Name The Tailed Caladenia - The Tailed Spider Orchid

Flower Size 1.6 to 2" [4 to 5 cm]

Found in Tasmania in open and heathy forests and coastal scrub at elevations around 5 to 250 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with a narrow, linear, pubescent, obtuse leaf that blooms in the later winter and spring on an erect, 3.2 to 6" [8 to 15 cm] long, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Arachnorchis caudata (Nicholls) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2001; Calonema caudatum (Nicholls) Szlach. 2001; Calonemorchis caudata (Nicholls) Szlach. 2001

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

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