Description The Eastern Mantis Orchid is a spider orchid with narrow drooping lateral sepals and petals with long thin tips. the petals and sepals are greenish with red stripes down the centre. The dorsal sepal is help upright and the labellum or lip has a toothed fringe. The labellum is reddish and white and with rows of reddish warts (calli) down the centre. The plant flowers in spring and early summer from September to December, with each stem having one or two flowers. The leaf is about 12 cm long and tapers to a point.
Habitat open woodland, heathland
Distribution Caladenia tentaculata is found in eastern New South Wales, Victoria and southern areas of South Australia