Caladenia ensata Nicholls 1947 SUBGENUS Arachnorchis Photoby Ron Heberle and the Thelymitra Page of The Species Orchid Society of Western Australia

Common Name The Sword-Shaped Caladenia - The Stumpy Spider Orchid

Flower Size 1.2 to 2" [3 to 5 cm]

Found in Western Australia at elevations of 50 to 200 meters in shrubby forests and woodlands as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial orchid with a single leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, 8 to 16" [20 to 40 cm] long, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Arachnorchis ensata (Nicholls) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem.2001; Calonema ensata (Nicholls) Szlach. 2001; Calonemorchis ensata (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 ensata photo fide