Caladenia hastata (Nicholls) Rupp 1942SUBGENUS Arachnorchis

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Photos by Colin Rowan and his Retired Aussies Website

Part Sun ColdSpring

Common Name The Lance-Like Caladenia - Mellblom's Spider Orchid

Flower Size 3.2" [8 cm]

Found in Victoria, Australia at elevations of 5 to 50 meters in dense coastal heathlands and heathy forests as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial that blooms in the spring on an erect, 10 to 14" [25 to 35 cm] long, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence.

This species requires summer forest fires to bloom properly.

Synonyms Arachnorchis hastata (Nicholls) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2001; Caladenia patersonii var. hastata Nicholls 1941; Calonema hastatum (Nicholls) Szlach. 2001; Calonemorchis hastata (Nicholls) Szlach. 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Australian Orchid Review Vol 71 No 6 2006/7 photo; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Arachnorchis hastata photo fide