Caladenia horistes Hopper & A.P.Br. 2001SUBGENUS Calonema

Photo by John Varigos and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Part Shade Cold LATEWinter EARLY Spring

Common Name The ? Caladenia - The Cream Spider Orchid

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

Found in southwestern Western Australia near streams on on granite outcrops in woodlands and she-oak thickets at elevations around 150 to 350 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial with a single, linear, pubescent leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an erect, 5.6 to 8" [14 to 20 cm] long, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Calonema horistes (Hopper & A.P.Br.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2002; Calonemorchis horistes (Hopper & A.P.Br.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2002; Jonesiopsis horistes (Hopper & A.P.Br.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Jonesiopsis horistes photo good;

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------