Caladenia necrophylla D.L.Jones 1991 SUBGENUS Arachnorchis

Lip Detail Photos by Colin and Mischa Rowan and their Retired Aussies Website

Another flower head on Photo by John Varigos and his Orchid webpage

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Common Name The Dead Leafed Caladenia [refers to the dead leaves at time of blooming] - The Late Green-Comb Spider Orchid

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in South Australia in heathy woodlands and open forests on sandy loams at elevations up to 50 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial with a single, pilose, linear leaf that is withered by blooming occuring in the late spring and early summer on an erect, 7" [17.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescnece

Synonyms Arachnorchis necrophylla (D.L.Jones) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2001; Calonema necrophyllum (D.L.Jones) Szlach. 2001; Calonemorchis necrophylla (D.L.Jones) Szlach. 2001

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