Caladenia lorea Hopper & A.P.Br. 2001SUBGENUS Arachnorchis Photo by Phytotechnic and Flickr Orchid Photo Website


Common Name The ? Caladenia - The Blushing Spider Orchid

Flower Size 2.8 to 4.8" [7 to 12 cm]

Found in southwestern Western Australia in shrublands and woodlands in wet situations on flats and depressions at elevations around 20 to 100 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with a single, linear, pubescent leaf that blooms in the later winter and early spring on an erect, 10 to 16" [25 to 40 cm] long, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Arachnorchis lorea (Hopper & A.P.Br.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2002; Calonemorchis lorea (Hopper & A.P.Br.) Szlach. & Rutk. 2003

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