Caladenia exstans Hopper & A.P.Br. 2001 SUBGENUS Calonema

Lip Detail Photos courtesy of Colin Rowan and his Retired Aussies Website

Part Shade Cold LATE Winter EARLY Spring

Common Name The Pointing Caladenia - The Pointing Orchid

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

Found in Western Australia on granite outrcrops and under scrub and on flats in woodlands at elevations of 5 to 50 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with a single, linear, pubescent leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an erect, 4.8 to 10" [12 to 25 cm] long, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Arachnorchis exstans (Hopper & A.P.Br.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2002; Phlebochilus exstans (Hopper & A.P.Br.) Szlach. & Rutk. 2003

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

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