Caladenia conferta D.L.Jones 1991SUBGENUS Calonema

Lip Detail Photos courtesy of Colin Rowan and his Retired Aussies Website

Part Shade Cold LATER Winter EARLY Spring

Common Name The Crowded Caladenia - The Crowded Spider Orchid

Flower Size .6 to 1.2" [1.5 to 3 cm]

Found in South Australia in sparse woodlands and mallee-broombrush scrub at elevations of 50 to 150 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial with a single, linear, pubescent leaf that blooms in the later winter and early spring on an erect, 4.8 to 10" [12 to 25 cm] long, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence.

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

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

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