Caladenia iridescens R.S.Rogers , Pescott & French 1921 SUBGENUS Stegostyla ( D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. ) Szlach. 2003 Photo by John Varigos and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Another Flower Photo courtesy of Cathy Powers and her AUSTRALIAN TERRESTRIAL ORCHIDS OTHER FLORA & FAUNA BANJORAH Website

Common Name The Iridescent Caladenia - The Large White Spider Orchid - The Bronze Cap Caladenia

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Found in Victoria Australia at elevations of 100 to 450 meters in heathy and shrubby forests as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial occuring in open forest with open heathy or grassy under-story often in poor stony soils where it blooms in the spring on an erect, to 10" [25 cm] long, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence and are generally thought to be pollinated by bees.

Synonyms Stegostyla iridescens ( R.S.Rogers ) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2001

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