Caladenia lowanensis G.W.Carr 1991 SUBGENUS Calonemorchis

White Lipped Flower Form Photos by Jeff Blackman and The Australian Bird Website

Common Name Lowan's Caladenia - Wimmera Spider Orchid

Flower Size 1 3/5" [4 cm]

This small sized, cold growing terrestrial species is known only from Kiata in the Little Desert of Victoria state Australia, in sparse forests where it favours red-brown sandy-loam soil and blooms in the spring on an erect, 4.8" to 10" [12 to 25 cm] long, single flowered erect inflorescence and is thought to be pollinated by pseudo-copulation perpetrated by the male thynnid wasp.

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Australian Orchid Review Vol 71 No 6 2006/7 photo; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Arachnorchis lowanensis photo