Caladenia splendens Hopper & A.P.Br. 2001 SUBGENUS Arachnorchis

Lip Detail Photos by Gongora and The Orchid Forum Website


Common Name The Splendid Caladenia - The Splendid Spider Orchid

Flower Size 4 to 8.8" [10 to 22 cm]

Found in southwest Western Australia at elevations of 100 to 250 meters in waterlogged flats gullies and margins of rock outcrops as a medium to large sized, cold growing terrestrial with a narrow, linear, pubescent, obtuse leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an erect, 12 to 32" [30 to 80 cm] long, 1 to 4 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Arachnorchis splendens (Hopper & A.P.Br.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2002; Calonemorchis splendens (Hopper & A.P.Br.) Szlach. & Rutk. 2003

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