Caladenia tessellata Fitzg. 1876 SUBGENUS Arachnorchis

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Photos by Colin Rowan and his Retired Aussies Website

Part Sun Cold LATEWinterSpring

Common Name The Tesselated Caladenia - The Thick-Lipped Spider Orchid

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in New South Wales and Victoria, Australia at elevations of 5 to 750 meters in heathy forests as a just medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with an erect, linear, pubescent leaf that blooms in the late winter and spring on an erect, 3.2 to 6" [8 to 15 cm] long, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Arachnorchis tessellata (Fitzg.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2001; Phlebochilus tessellatus (Fitzg.) Szlach. 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 drawing fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 71 No 3 2006 photo as Arachnorchis tessellata; Australian Orchid Review Vol 71 No 6 2006/7 photo; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Arqachnorchis tesselata photo fide