Caladenia gladiolata R.S.Rogers 1907 SUBGENUS Arachnorchis Photo by Kris Kopicki and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website


Common Name The Small Sword Caladenia - The Small Bayonet Spider Orchid or Smelly Socks

Flower Size .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm]

Found in South Australia in open forests with sparse shrubby or grassy understory at elevations around 50 to 600 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with a single, linear, pubescent leaf that blooms in the later winter and spring on an erect, 1.6 to 6" [4 to 15 cm] long, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence carrying strongly spicily scented flowers.

Synonyms Arachnorchis gladiolata (R.S.Rogers) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2001; Calonema gladiolatum (R.S.Rogers) Szlach. 2001; Calonemorchis gladiolata (R.S.Rogers) Szlach. 2001

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