Caladenia filifera Lindl. 1839 SUBGENUS Calonema

Photo by Marty and Terrorchid.org Website

Part Shade Cold LATEWinter EARLY Spring

Common Name The Thread-Carrying Caladenia - The Blood Spider Orchid

Flower Size 1.2 to 1.6" [3 to 4 cm]

Found in southwestern Western Australia in wandoo wodlands and she oak thickets at elevations around 200 to 350 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, 6.4 to 10" [16 to 25 cm] long, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Caladenia filamentosa var. filifera (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1871; Calonema filiferum (Lindl.) Szlach. 2001; Calonemorchis filifera (Lindl.) Szlach. 2001; Jonesiopsis filifera (Lindl.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2003

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

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------