Caladenia filamentosa R. Br. 1810 SUBGENUS Calonema ( Benth. ) Hopper & A.P.Br.2000 Photo courtesy of Ron Heberle and the Thelymitra Page of The Species Orchid Society of Western Australia

Flower Closeup Photo courtesy of Cathy Powers and her AUSTRALIAN TERRESTRIAL ORCHIDS OTHER FLORA & FAUNA BANJORAH Website

LATE Winter

Common Name The Thread-Shaped Caladenia - Daddy Long Legs - Red Spider Orchid

Flower Size 5.6" [14 cm]

Found in southeastern Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania at elevations of 5 to 200 meters in open forests in soils varying from sandy to clayey as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial orchid with a single, narrow, hairy leaf that blooms in the late winter and spring on a basal, erect, 18" [45 cm] long inflorescence with 1 to 4 flowers.

Synonyms Calonema filamentosa (R. Br.) Szlach. 2001; Calonemorchis filamentosa (R.Br.) Szlach. 2001; Jonesiopsis filamentosa ( R.Br. ) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 29 No 3 1960 photo; Orchid Australia Vol 13 No 1 2001 photo; Australian Orchid Review Vol 65 No 6 2000 photo; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glen 2001; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Jonesiopsis filamentosa photo ok