Caladenia nobilis Hopper & A.P.Br. 2001 SUBGENUS Jonesiopsis

Lip Detail Photos by Colin & Mischa Rowan and his Retired Aussies Orchid Website

Part Shade Cold LATE Winter EARLYSpring

Common Name The Noble Caladenia - The Noble Spider Orchid

Flower Size 4 to 5.2" [10 to 13 cm]

Found in southwestern Western Australia in a narrow coastal band in she oak thickets and woodlands at elevations around 5 to 50 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with a single, linear, pubescent leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an erect, 8 to 16" [20 to 40 cm] long, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Calonema nobile (Hopper & A.P.Br.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2002; Calonemorchis nobilis (Hopper & A.P.Br.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2002; Jonesiopsis nobilis (Hopper & A.P.Br.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2003

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