Australian Native Plants

  Caladenia arenicola (Carousel Spider Orchid)


Caladenia arenicola photo
Carousel Spider Orchid (Caladenia arenicola)

Photograph by Ilena from Perth, Australia. Some rights reserved.    (view image details)




PLANT FACTS

distribution map showing range of Caladenia arenicola in Australia

Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License


Common Name
Carousel Spider Orchid

Other Names
Carousel Spider Orchid

Description
The Carousel Spider Orchid is an attractive orchid with reddish petals and sepals edged with green. Like other Caladenias it has long narrow sepals with the dorsal sepal arching over the red labellum. The labellum or lip has a toothed fringe. The leaf grows from the base of the plant from a tuber. The main flowering season is late winter to spring from August to October.

Height
30cm - 60cm

Habitat
Caladenia arenicola is found in bushland and forest on sandy or clay loam soils

Distribution
found around Perth in Western Australia

Classification
Class:Liliopsida
Order:Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Genus:Caladenia
Species:arenicola
Common Name:Carousel Spider Orchid


Relatives in same Genus
  Caladenia ampla
  Caladenia carnea
  Caladenia catenata
  Caladenia clavigera
  Caladenia crebra
  Caladenia cruciformis
  Caladenia flava
  Caladenia fulva
  Caladenia fuscata
  Caladenia gracilis
  Caladenia integra
  Caladenia latifolia
  Caladenia leptochila
  Caladenia longicauda
  Caladenia moschata
  Caladenia paludosa
  Caladenia roei
  Caladenia tentaculata
  Caladenia ustulata
  Caladenia venusta
  Caladenia versicolor
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