Caladenia versicolor G.W.Carr 1991 SUBGENUS Arachnorchis

Leaf Photos by Colin Rowan and his Retired Aussies Website


Common Name The Colorful Caladenia - The Candy Spider Orchid

Flower Size 2.4" [6 cm]

Found mainly in the Grampians area of western Victoria, Australia, at elevations of 150 to 200 meters among small shrubs in open woodlands as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial orchid with a single, thin, linear leaf that blooms in the late winter and spring on an erect, to 10" [25 cm] tall, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Arachnorchis versicolor (G.W.Carr) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2001; Caladenia aerochila D.L.Jones 1991; Calonema aerochilum (D.L.Jones) Szlach. 2001; Calonemorchis aerochila (D.L.Jones) Szlach. 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Australian Orchid Review Vol 67 No 1 2002 photo; Australian Orchid Review Vol 71 No 6 2006/7 photo; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Arachnorchis versicolor photo ok