Charming Spider-orchid

Charming Spider-orchid
Photographer
Julia France
Common Name
Charming Spider-orchid
Scientific Name
Caladenia amoena
Size
8-12cm
Leaf Description
Single green leaf that is long and wide, and hairy to 8cm long.
General Description
Perennial orchid with a single erect, narrow leaf at the base of a hairy stem bearing a large, pale green and red-brown, spider flower.
Flower Description
Single green flower to 20mm across with deep red stripe. Dorsal sepal linear-lanceolate, lateral sepals slightly shorter and oblong-lanceolate. The column is flared near the top, and is sharply bent forwards. U-shaped labellum is green with a maroon tip and calli in 2 -6 rows.
Flower Colour
Pale green, with red-brown marking.
Suburb
Plenty, Wattle Glen
Flowering Months
August
September
October
Habitat
Box-ironbark forest and woodlands.
Date of Last Record
2000-2015
Growing Conditions
Sandy loams derived from sandstone and mudstone
Conservation Status EPBC
Endangered
Conservation Status FFG
Listed
Conservation Status Vic
Endangered