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

Lip Detail Photos by Cathy Powers and her Banjorah Website

Part Shade Cold LATE Winter and Spring

Common Name The Granite Occuring Caladenia - The Granite Spider Orchid

Flower Size 1.2 to 2" [3 to 5 cm]

Found in southwest Western Australia in dense, low coastal heath in shallow gravelly soils on sheet granite at elevations around sealevel to 100 meters as a small to just medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with a single, linear, pubescent leaf and blooms in the late winter and spring on an erect, 8 to 14" [20 to 35 cm] long, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence.

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

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