Australian Native Plants

  Caladenia integra (Smooth-lipped Spider Orchid)


Caladenia integra photo
Spider Orchid (Caladenia integra) in Western Australia

Photograph by A. Buschinger (see http://www.ameisenwiki.de/index.php/Benutzer:A._Buschinger). Some rights reserved.    (view image details)




PLANT FACTS

distribution map showing range of Caladenia integra in Australia

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


Common Name
Smooth-lipped Spider Orchid

Other Names
Mantis Orchid

Description
The Smooth-lipped Spider Orchid is an unusual spider orchid endemic to the south west of Western Australia. It has unusual red and green and yellowish flowers with long upwards curved lateral sepals. The labellum has three lobes and smooth edges (giving it the species name of integra). The long upright stems produce a single flower. Flowering is in spring from September to October. It has a single long narrow leaf to about 20 cm long, and flowers from a slender stem. The plant grows from an underground tuber.

Height
20cm - 50cm

Habitat
woodland, open forest

Distribution
Caladenia integra is found in south west of Western Australia in an area east of Perth and north of Albany.

Classification
Class:Liliopsida
Order:Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Genus:Caladenia
Species:integra
Common Name:Smooth-lipped Spider Orchid


Relatives in same Genus
  Caladenia ampla
  Caladenia arenicola
  Caladenia carnea
  Caladenia catenata
  Caladenia clavigera
  Caladenia crebra
  Caladenia cruciformis
  Caladenia flava
  Caladenia fulva
  Caladenia fuscata
  Caladenia gracilis
  Caladenia latifolia
  Caladenia leptochila
  Caladenia longicauda
  Caladenia moschata
  Caladenia paludosa
  Caladenia roei
  Caladenia tentaculata
  Caladenia ustulata
  Caladenia venusta
  Caladenia versicolor
  see A-Z list for more ...