Caladenia helvina D.L.Jones 1991 SUBGENUS Arachnorchis

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Part Shade Cold LATESpringEARLY Summer

Common Name The Summer Caladenia - The Summer Spider Orchid

Flower Size 1.6 to 2" [4 to 5 cm]

Found in Tasmania in hilly country in sparse to dense forests at elevations around 50 to 550 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with a narrow, linear, pubescent, obtuse leaf that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an erect, 8 to 20" [20 to 50 cm] long, 1 to rarely 2 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Arachnorchis helvina (D.L.Jones) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 41 pg 2565 - 2625 Brieger 2001 photo good; AOS Bulletin Vol 71 #8 2002 photo fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Arachnorchis helvina photo fide;