Caladenia occidentalis Hopper & A.P.Br. 2001SUBGENUS Calonema

Inflorescence Photos by Colin and Misha Rowan and their The Retired Aussies Website

Common Name The Western Caladenia - In Australia The Ruby Spider Orchid

Flower Size 2 to 2.8" [5 to 7 cm]

Found in southwestern Western Australia in coastal forests at elevations of 5 to 50 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with a single leaf that blooms in the winter on an erect, 6 to 12" [15 to 30 cm] long, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence carrying foul scented flowers

Synonyms Calonema occidentale (Hopper & A.P.Br.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2002; Calonemorchis occidentalis (Hopper & A.P.Br.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2002; Jonesiopsis occidentalis (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 occidentalis photo fide

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