Caladenia insularis G.W.Carr 1991 SUBGENUS Arachnorchis

Another angle Photos by Colin & Mischa Rowan and their Retired Aussies Website

Part Sun ColdSpring

Common Name The Insular Caladenia - The French Island Spider Orchid

Flower Size 2.4" [6 cm]

Found in French Island, Victoria, Australia at elevations of sealevel to 50 meters in dense heath and heathy forests as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with a single leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, 12 to 16" [20 to 40 cm] long, 1 to rarely 2 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Arachnorchis insularis (G.W.Carr) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2001

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