Caladenia echidnachila Nicholls 1933SUBGENUS Calonema ( Benth. ) Hopper & A.P.Br.2000

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 ; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Arachnorchis echidnachila photo fide;