Caladenia ovata R.S.Rogers 1909 SUBGENUS Arachnorchis Photo by June Kay Niejalke and The Atlas of Living Australia Website

Part Shade Cold LATE Winter and Spring

Common Name The Ovate Caladenia - The Kangaroo Island Spider Orchid

Flower Size 1.6 to 2" [4 to 5 cm]

Found in South Australia in shrubby heathlands among dense shrubs at elevations of 5 to 80 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial with a single, linear, pubescent leaf that blooms in the late winter and spring on an erect, 4 to 12" [10 to 30 cm] long, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Arachnorchis ovata (R.S.Rogers) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2001; Phlebochilus ovatus (R.S.Rogers) Szlach. 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Arachnorchis ovata photo good; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 17 2016 fide;