Caladenia nivalis Hopper & A.P.Br. 2001 SUBGENUS Calonemorchis

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

Part Shade Cold LATE Winter and Spring

Common Name The Snow White Caladenia - The Crystalline Spider Orchid

Flower Size 2 to 3.2" [5 to 8 cm]

Found in southwest Western Australia in coastal low heaths on granite outcrops at elevations of 5 to 50 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial with a single, linear, pubescent leaf and blooms in the late winter and spring on an erect, 4.8 to 8" [12 to 20 cm] long, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Arachnorchis nivalis (Hopper & A.P.Br.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2002; Calonemorchis nivalis (Hopper & A.P.Br.) Szlach. & Rutk. 2003

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

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