Caladenia verrucosa G.W.Carr 1991 SUBGENUS Arachnorchis

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

Part Shade Cold LATE Winter EARLY Spring

Common Name The Warty Caladenia - The Mallee Spider Orchid

Flower Size 1.4 to 1.8" [3.5 to 4.5 cm]

Found in Victoria and New South Wales in woodlands and mallee vegetation on swales, dunes and flats at elevations of 80 to 200 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial with a single, linear, pubescent leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an erect, 4 to 12" [10 to 30 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Arachnorchis verrucosa (G.W.Carr) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2001

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