Description The Red Cross Spider Orchid is a member of the Caladenia genus of spider orchids. Flowering is in spring from august to October. The plant produces a single deep red flower (sometimes two flowers) which are about 6 cm across which form a red cross shape. The sepals have dark club shaped tips. The labellum is also deep red. It has a single grass like leaf that grows to about 8 cm long rising from the base of the plant. the plant grows from an underground tuber. The fruit is a capsule containing many fine black seeds.
Habitat Caladenia cruciformis grows on heathland, shrubland and woodland on sandy loam soil
Distribution found in central western Victoria
Growth Characteristics Height: 20cm to 25cm Classification