Caladenia pumila R.S.Rogers 1922 SUBGENUS Arachnorchis Photo by Ron and Cathy Powers

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Photo by Colin & Mischa Rowan and their The Retireed Aussies Website

PartCool EARLYSpring

Common Name The Dwarf Caladenia - The Dwarf Spider Orchid

Flower Size 2 to 2.4" [5 to 6 cm]

Found only in Victoria Australia in grassy woodlands as a miniature to small sized, cool growing terrestrial with a few basal, pilose, linear leaves that blooms in the early spring on an erect, pilose, 4 to 6" [10 to 15 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Arachnorchis pumila (R.S.Rogers) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem.2001; Phlebochilus pumilus (R.S.Rogers) Szlach. 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 drawing fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Arachnorchis pumila