Caladenia colorata D.L.Jones 1991 SUBGENUS Arachnorchis

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

Fragrance Part Shade Cold LATER Winter Spring

Common NameThe Multi-Colored Caladenia - The Multi-Colored Spider Orchid

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

Found in South Australia in mallee shrubland at elevations around 200 to 300 meters as a miniature to small 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" [5 to 30 cm] long, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence carrying musk scented flowers.

Synonyms Arachnorchis colorata (D.L.Jones) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2001; Calonema coloratum (D.L.Jones) Szlach. 2001; Calonemorchis colorata (D.L.Jones) Szlach. 2001

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