Caladenia patersonii R.Br. 1810 SUBGENUS Arachnorchis

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Photos by Colin Rowan and his Retired Aussies Website

Part Sun Cold LATEWinter Spring

Common Name Paterson's Caladenia - The Cream Spider Orchid

Flower Size to 4" [ to 10 cm]

Found in Victoria and Tasmania Australia at elevations of 5 to 50 meters in low heathlands and heathy forests as a just medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with a single leaf that blooms in the late winter and spring on an erect, 10 to 13" [25 to 35 cm] long, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence.

This speces is stimulated to bloom by summer fires.

Synonyms Arachnorchis patersonii (R.Br.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2001; Caladenia patersonii var. typica Benth. 1873; Caladenia pulcherrima F.Muell. 1865; Calonema patersonii (R.Br.) Szlach. 2001; Calonemorchis patersonii (R.Br.) Szlach. 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; AOS Bulletin Vol 35 No 4 1966 photo FIDE; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 drawing fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 70 No 5 2005; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Arachnorchis patersonii photo good;