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

Lip Detail Photo by Geoff Derrin and The Wikipedia Website

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, 6.4 to 14" [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;