Caladenia radialis R.S. Rogers 1927 SUBGENUS Calonema ( Benth. ) Hopper & A.P.Br.2000 Photo courtesy of Ron Heberle and the Thelymitra Page of The Species Orchid Society of Western Australia


Common Name The Ray-Shaped Caladenia - The Drooping Spider Orchid

Flower Size 1.6 to 3.2" [4 to 8 cm]

Found in Western Australia at elevations of 50 to 200 meters in woodlands, mallee vegetation, shrublands, granite outcrops and salt lake margins as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with a single, pilose, narrowly linear leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an erect, 6 to 14" [15 to 35 cm] long, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Caladenia bicolor R.S.Rogers 1930; Calonema radiale (R.S.Rogers) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2001; Calonemorchis radialis (R.S.Rogers) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2002; Jonesiopsis radialis (R.S.Rogers) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2003; Phlebochilus radialis (R.S.Rogers) Szlach. 2001

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