Caladenia decora Hopper & A.P.Br.2001 SUBGENUS Arachnorchis Photo by John Varigos and his Orchid webpage

Full sunCold LATE Winter Spring

Common Name The Decorated Caladenia - Esperance King Spider Orchid

Flower Size 2 to 4" [5 to 10 cm]

Found in south Western Australia at elevations of 10 to 120 meters in winter wet flats and swamps in dense low heathy scrub as a cold growing terrestrial with a single, linear, pubescent leaf that blooms in the late winter and spring on an erect, 10 to 20" [25 to 50 cm] long, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence

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

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