Caladenia drummondii Benth. 1873 SUBGENUS Arachnorchis Photo by Ron Heberle and the Thelymitra Page of The Species Orchid Society of Western Australia

Common Name Drummond's Caladenia [Australian Orchid Collector late 1800's] - Winter Spider Orchid

Flower Size .8 to 1.6" [2 to 4 cm]

Found in Western Australia at elevations of 10 to 150 meters in malee and dense melaleuca thickets as a miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial orchid with a single, green above, purple beneath, small at flowering time leaf that blooms in the winter on an erect, 2.4 to 4" [6 to 10 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Arachnorchis drummondii (Benth.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2001; Caladenia glossodiphylla Rupp & F.L.Erickson 1953

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