Caladenia corynephora A.S. George 1971 SUBGENUS Calonema ( Benth. ) Hopper & A.P.Br.2000

Flowers in situ Photo courtesy of Ron Heberle of Australia

Part SunColdLATESpring EARLYSummer

Common Name The Helmut Carrying Caladenia - The Club Lipped Spider Orchid

Flower Size 3" [7.5 cm]

Found in south western Western Australia in forests and woodlands on stream-banks and swamps at elevations up to 250 meters as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with an erect, pilose stem carrying a single large, linear, red spotted, green, acute leaf that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an erect, 10 to 18" [25 to 45 cm] long, 1 to 2 flowered, pilose inflorescence.

Synonyms Arachnorchis corynephora (A.S.George) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2001; Calonema corynephora (A.S. George) Szlach. 2001; Calonemorchis corynephora (A.S.George) Szlach. 2001

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

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