Caladenia formosa G.W.Carr 1991 SUBGENUS Arachnorchis

Another angle Photos by Colin Rowan and his Retired Aussies Website

Part SunColdSpring

Common Name The Beautiful Caladenia - The Elegant Spider Orchid - The Large Crimson Spider Orcid

Flower Size 2.4" [6 cm]

Found in Victoria and South Australia at elevations of 100 to 250 meters in among grass and shrubs in heathy and grassy forests and woodlands as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with a single, basal, pilose, linear, obtuse leaf that blooms in the spring on anm erect, 12 to 24" [230 to 60 cm] long, 1 to rarely 2 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Arachnorchis formosa (G.W.Carr) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2001& M.A.Clem. 2001; Caladenia haemantha D.L.Jones 1991; Calonema haemanthum (D.L.Jones) Szlach. 2001; Calonemorchis haemantha (D.L.Jones) Szlach. 2001

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