Caladenia echidnachila Nicholls 1933 SUBGENUS Arachnorchis

Lip Detail Photos by Mischa and Colin Rowan and their Retired Aussies Website

Part Shade Cold LATEWinter EARLIERSpring

Common Name The Hedgehog Like Lip Caladenia - The Fawn Spider Orchid

Flower Size 2.8 to 4.4" [7 to 11 cm]

Found in Tasmania in open forest, heathlands and coastal scrub at elevations around 10 to 150 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with a narrow, linear, pubescent, obtuse leaf that blooms in the late winter and earlier spring on an erect, 10 to 16" [25 to 40 cm] long, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Arachnorchis echidnachila (Nicholls) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2001; Calonema echidnachilum (Nicholls) Szlach. 2001; Calonemorchis echidnachila (Nicholls) Szlach. 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 drawing fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Arachnorchis echidnachila photo fide;