Caladenia fuliginosa (D.L.Jones) R.J.Bates 2008SUBGENUS Arachnorchis

Lip Detail Photos by Mischa and Colin Rowan and their Retired Aussies Website

Part Shade ColdLATE WinterEARLYSpring

Common Name The Sooty Black Brown Caladenia - The Sooty Spider Orchid

Flower Size 3.2 to 4" [8 to 10 cm]

Found in South Australia on sheltered slopes in tall forests at elevations around 30 to 50 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with a narrow, linear, pubescent, obtuse leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an erect, 6 to 14" [15 to 35 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Arachnorchis fuliginosa D.L.Jones 2006

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