Caladenia christineae Hopper & A.P.Br. 2001 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 Christine's Caladenia - Christine's Spider Orchid

Flower Size 2.4 to 3.2" [6 to 8 cm]

Found in Southwest Australia in in winter wet flats and of freshwater lakes at elevations around 150 to 250 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with a narrow, linear, pubescent, obtuse leaf that blooms in the later winter and spring on an erect, 10 to 16" [25 to 40 cm] long, 1 to 4 flowered inflorescence.

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

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

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