Caladenia pectinata R.S. Rogers. 1920 SUBGENUS Arachnorchis Photo by Ron Heberle and the Thelymitra Page of The Species Orchid Society of Western Australia

Common Name The Comb-Like Caladenia - The King Spider Orchid

Flower Size 2.4 to 2.8" [6 to 7 cm]

Found in Western Australia in moist soil in low lying situations at elevations of 20 to 120 meters as a medium sized, cold growing epiphyte withn a single leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, 14 to 20" [35 to 50 cm] long, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Arachnorchis pectinata (R.S.Rogers) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2001; Calonema pectinatum (R.S.Rogers) Szlach. 2001; Calonemorchis pectinata (R.S.Rogers) Szlach. 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 photo ok; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 drawing fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Arachnorchis pectinata photo good;