Caladenia valida (Nicholls) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 1989SUBGENUS Arachnorchis Photo by Colin Rowan and his Retired Aussies Website

Part Sun ColdSpring

Common Name The Strong Caladenia - The Robust Spider Orchid

Flower Size 2.8" [7 cm]

Found in Victoria and South Australia at elevations of 5 to 100 meters in coastal heathy forests and scrub as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial that blooms in the spring on an erect, 8 to 16" [20 to 40 cm] long, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Arachnorchis valida (Nicholls) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2001; *Caladenia reticulata var. valida Nicholls 1943; Calonema validum (Nicholls) Szlach. 2001; Calonemorchis valida (Nicholls) Szlach. 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 sa C reticulata var valida drawing fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Arachnorchis valida photo good