Caladenia pilotensis D.L.Jones 1999 SUBGENUS Arachnorchis

Photo by Francis Barton and courtesy of Colin & Mischa Rowan and their The Retireed Aussies Website

Fragrant Part shade Cold LATE Winter EARLY Spring

Common Name The Mt Pilot Caladenia - The Mt Pilot Spider Orchid

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

Found in Victoria Australia among large granite boulders on slopes in woodlands with sparse understorey at elevations of 400 to 500 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial with a single leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an erect, 8 to 12" [20 to 30 cm] long, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence and carrying slightly citrus scented flowers

Synonyms Arachnorchis pilotensis (D.L.Jones) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 20056 photo fide;