Caladenia gardneri Hopper & A.P.Br. 2001SUBGENUS Arachnorchis

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

Part Shade Cold LATE Winter and Spring

Common Name Gardner's Caladenia - The Cherry Spider Orchid

Flower Size 1.6 to 3.2" [4 to 8 cm]

Found in southwest Western Australia in coastal scrub and heath on stabilized dunes at elevations around sealevel to 50 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial with a single, linear, pubescent leaf and blooms in the late winter and spring on an erect, 4 to 10" [10 to 25 cm] long, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Arachnorchis gardneri (Hopper & A.P.Br.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2002; Calonemorchis gardneri (Hopper & A.P.Br.) Szlach. & Rutk. 2003

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