Caladenia ferruginea Nicholls 1947 SUBGENUS Calonemorchis Photo courtesy of Ron Heberle and the Thelymitra Page of The Species Orchid Society of Western Australia

Common Name The Rust Red Caladenia - The Rusty Spider Orchid

Flower Size 1.6 to 2.4" [4 to 6 cm]

Found in Western Australia at elevations of 50 to 250 meters in forests, swampy areas and winter-wet flats as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial orchid with a single, leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, 8 to 24" [20 to 60 cm] long, 1 to 5 flowered inflorescence.

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 6 2006 photo; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Arachnorchis ferruginea photo fide

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