Caladenia xanthochila D.Beards. & C.Beards. 1992 SUBGENUS Arachnorchis

Photos by Colin Rowan and his Retired Aussies Website

Part Sun ColdSpring

Common Name The Yellow Lipped Caladenia - The Yellow Lip Spider Orchid

Flower Size 1.4" [6 cm]

Found in Victoria and possibly South Australia at elevations of 200 to 250 meters among grass and shrubs in open forests as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial witha single leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, 10 to 12.8" [20 to 32 cm] long, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Arachnorchis xanthochila (D.Beards. & C.Beards.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2001

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