Caladenia ensigera (D.L.Jones) R.J.Bates 2008 SUBGENUS Arachnorchis Photo by Kris Kopicki and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website


Common Name The ? Caladenia - The Large Bayonet Spider Orchid

Flower Size 2 to 2.4" [5 to 6 cm]

Found in South Australia in low woodlands with sparse shrubby understory at elevations around 600 to 800 meters as a miniature to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with a single, linear, pubescent leaf that blooms in the later winter on an erect, 5.6 to 14 " [14 to 35 cm] long, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence carrying strongly scented flowers.

Synonyms *Arachnorchis ensigera D.L.Jones 2006

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