Caladenia stricta [R.J.Bates ] R.J.Bates 1985 SUBGENUS Calonema ( Benth. ) Hopper & A.P.Br.2000 Photo courtesy of Cathy Powers and herAUSTRALIAN TERRESTRIAL ORCHIDS OTHER FLORA & FAUNA BANJORAH Website

Lip Detail Photos courtesy of Colin Rowan

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Common Name The Rigid Caladenia - The Upright Spider Orchid

Flower Size 3/5" " [1.5 cm]

Found in Victoria Australia at elevations of 80 to 200 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial orchid occuring in mallee heathland in sandy soil with gravel with a single, basal leaf that blooms in the late winter and spring on an erect, 6 to 16" [15 to 40 cm] long, pubescent, single flowered inflorescence and is thought to be generally pollinated by pseudocopulation by the male thynnid wasp.

Synonyms Arachnorchis stricta ( R.J.Bates ) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2001; *Caladenia dilatata var. stricta R.J.Bates 1984; Calonema strictum (R.J.Bates) Szlach. 2001; Calonemorchis stricta (R.J.Bates) Szlach. 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Arachnorchis stricta photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo not = Leptoceras menziesii;

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