Caladenia multiclavia Rchb.f. 1871 SUBGENUS Calonema

Side View of Flower Photos by T.H. Nordhausen and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cold LATEWinter EARLY Spring

Common Name The Many Tailed Caladenia - The Lazy Spider Orchid

Flower Size 1.2 to 1.6" [3 to 4 cm]

Found in southwestern Western Australia in she-oak thickets on slopes above streams and in woodlands and around granite outcrops at elevations around 150 to 300 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial with a single, linear, pubescent leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an erect, 4 to 10" [10 to 25 cm] long, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence and carrying reclining flowers.

Synonyms Caladenia multiclavia var. brevicuspis Benth. 1873; Calonema multiclavium (Rchb.f.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2001; Calonemorchis multiclavia (Rchb.f.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2002; Jonesiopsis multiclavia (Rchb.f.) Szlach. 2001; Jonesiopsis multiclavia var. brevicuspis (Benth.) Szlach. 2001

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

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