Caladenia serotina Hopper & A.P.Br. 2001 SUBGENUS Arachnorchis Photo by Colin and Mischa Rowan and their Retired Aussies Website

Another flower Photo by Ron Heberle and the Thelymitra Page of The Species Orchid Society of Western Australia


Common Name The Late Coming Arachnorchis - The Christmas Spider Orchid [Refers to it's blooming in December]

Flower Size 3.2 to 4" [8 to 10 cm]

Found in western Australia at elevations of 100 to 350 meters ion coastal scrub, shrubby forests and woodlands as a cold growing terrestrial orchid with a single, linear, pilose leaf that blooms in the late spring on an erect, 10 to 24" [25 to 60 cm] long, 1 to 4 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Arachnorchis serotina (Hopper & A.P.Br.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Arachnorchis serotina photo good; Orchid Digest Vol 80 #2 2016 photo fide;