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

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

Part Shade Cold LATE Winter and Spring

Common Name The Shining Green Caladenia - The Dunsborough Spider Orchid

Flower Size 2 to 2.8" [5 to 7 cm]

Found in southwest Western Australia in coastal shrubby woodlands at elevations of 5 to 20 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with a single, linear, pubescent leaf and blooms in the late winter and spring on an erect, 10 to 16" [25 to 40 cm] long, 1 to 4 flowered inflorescence.

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

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

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