Caladenia macrostylis Fitzg. 1882 SUBGENUS Arachnorchis Photo by John Varigos and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website


Common Name The Large Column Caladenia - The Leaping Orchid

Flower Size 1.2 to 2.4" [3 to 6 cm]

Found in southwestern Western Australia in in coastal shub and forests at elevations around 100 to 200 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial with a single, linear, pubescent leaf that blooms in the later winter and spring on an erect, 6 to 10" [15 to 25 cm] long, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Arachnorchis macrostylis (Fitzg.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2001; Phlebochilus macrostylis (Fitzg.) Szlach. 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 drawing fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Arachnorchis macrostylis photo fide