Caladenia thinicola Hopper & A.P.Br. 2001 SUBGENUS Calonemorchis

Lip Detail Photos by Colin and Mischa Rowan and their Retired Aussies Website

Part Shade Cold LATE Winter and Spring

Common Name The Dune Living Caladenia - The Scott River Spider Orchid

Flower Size 2 to 2.4" [5 to 6 cm]

Found in southwest Western Australia in deep sand in coastal shrubby forests on dunes at elevations of 20 to 150 meters as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with a single, linear, pubescent leaf and blooms in the late winter and spring on an erect, 18 to 20" [45 to 50 cm] long, 1 to 4 flowered inflorescence.

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

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

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