Caladenia magnifica (Nicholls) D.L.Jones & G.W.Carr 1989 SUBGENUS Arachnorchis Photo by Cathy Powers and her Banjorah Orchid Website

Part Shade Cold LATE WinterEARLYSpring

Common Name The Magnificent Caladenia - The Magnificent Spider Orchid

Flower Size 2.8 to 4" [7 to 10 cm]

Found in Victoria in open forests at elevations around 250 to 300 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial with a narrow, linear, pubescent, obtuse leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an erect, 8 to 12" [20 to 30 cm] long, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Arachnorchis magnifica (Nicholls) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2001; *Caladenia patersonii var. magnifica Nicholls 1936; Calonema magnificum (Nicholls) Szlach. 2001; Calonemorchis magnifica (Nicholls) Szlach. 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 as C pattersonii var magnifica drawing fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Arachnorchis magnifica;