Caladenia plicata Fitzg. 1882 SUBGENUS Calonemorchis Photo courtesy of Terrestrial Orchid Gallery

Part Shade Cold LATE Winter EARLY Spring

Common Name The Plicate Caladenia - The Crab-Lipped Spider Orchid

Flower Size 1.2 to 1.6" [3 to 4 cm]

Found in southwestern Western Australia in forested habitats at elevations of 5 to 100 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with a single leaf and in the late winter and blooming in the early spring on an erect, [16 to 35 cm] long, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Arachnorchis plicata (Fitzg.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2001; Calonema plicatum (Fitzg.) Szlach. 2001; Calonemorchis plicata (Fitzg.) Szlach. 2001

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