Caladenia rosella G.W.Carr 1988 SUBGENUS Calonema ( Benth. ) Hopper & A.P.Br.2000 Photo courtesy of Colin Rowan

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Common Name The Pink Spotted Caladenia - The Rosella Spider Orchid

Flower Size 2 1/4" [6 cm]

Found only in Victoria Australia at elevations of 50 to 250 meters mainly on dry western slopes of woodlands and open forests, in well drained skeletal soils, as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial orchid with a single, pilose leaf that blooms in the late winter and spring on an erect, pubescent, to 6 3/4" [17 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence carrying musky scented flowers

Synonyms Arachnorchis rosella ( G.W.Carr ) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Australian Orchid Review Vol 71 No 6 2006/7 photo; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Arachnorchis rosella photo fide;

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