Caladenia orientalis (G.W.Carr) Hopper & A.P.Br. 2004 SUBGENUS Arachnorchis

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

Part Shade Cold LATE WinterEARLYSpring

Common Name The Eastern Caladenia - The Eastern Spider Orchid

Flower Size 2.8 to 4" [7 to 10 cm]

Found in Victoria in heathlands and heathy forests at elevations around 10 to 50 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial with a narrow, linear, pubescent, obtuse leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an erect, 4 to 8" [10 to 20 cm] long, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Arachnorchis orientalis (G.W.Carr) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2001; *Caladenia fragrantissima subsp. orientalis G.W.Carr 1991

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