Caladenia richardsiorum D.L.Jones 1991 SUBGENUS Arachnorchis

Lip Detail Photos by Colin and Mischa Rowan and their Retired Aussies Website

Part Shade Cold LATE Winter Spring

Common Name The Richards' Caladenia - The Robe Spider Orchid

Flower Size 1.4 to 1.8" [3.5 to 4.5 cm]

Found in South Australia in dense coastal scrub on stabilized dunes at elevations of 5 to 30 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with a single, linear, pubescent leaf that blooms in the late winter and spring on an erect, 8 to 16" [35 to 70 cm] long, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence.

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

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