Australian Native Plants

  Caladenia ampla (Clubbed Spider Orchid)


Caladenia ampla photo
Clubbed Spider Orchid (Caladenia ampla)

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PLANT FACTS

distribution map showing range of Caladenia ampla in Australia

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


Common Name
Clubbed Spider Orchid

Other Names
Dainty Spider-orchid, Hard Hills Spider Orchid

Description
The Clubbed Spider Orchid is a terrestrial orchid. The plant produces one or two flowers that grow to about 7 cm across. The flowers have long narrow sepals and give rise to the common name of Spider Orchid. The dorsal sepal has a club shaped tip. The labellum or lip is reddish purple. Flower stems are hairy. The leaf is oval and rises from the base, growing from an underground tuber. This orchid is listed as endangered on Atlas of Living Australia.

Height
25cm

Habitat
Caladenia ampla is found in woodland, heathland

Distribution
found in western central Victoria

Classification
Class:Liliopsida
Order:Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Genus:Caladenia
Species:ampla
Common Name:Clubbed Spider Orchid


Relatives in same Genus
  Caladenia arenicola
  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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