Caladenia oenochila G.W.Carr 1991 SUBGENUS Arachnorchis

Another View Photos by David L. Piko and his Mount cannibal Orchids Webpage

Common Name The Wine-Red Lip Caladenia - Red Lipped Spider Orchid

Flower Size 2.4 to 3.2" [6 to 8 cm]

This small sized, cold growing terrestrial species is from Victoria state, Australia at elevations of 300 to 900 meters where it favours mixed eucalypt forests with higher rainfall and has a single, pilose, linear leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, 16" [40 cm] long, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence carrying fragrant [burnt plastic] flowers and is thought to be pollinated by pseudocopulation by the male Thynnid wasp.

Synonyms Arachnorchis oenochila (G.W.Carr) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2001

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