Caladenia cruscula 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 LATE Winter EARLYSpring

Common Name The Reclining Caladenia - The Reclining Spider Orchid

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

Found in southwestern Western Australia on flats near freshwater seepage areas under shrubs at elevations around 100 to 150 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial with a narrow, linear, pubescent, obtuse leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an erect, 7.2 to 10" [18 to 25 cm] long, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence.

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

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

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