Crimson Spider-orchid

Crimson Spider-orchid
Photographer
Julia Franco
Common Name
Crimson Spider-orchid
Scientific Name
Caladenia concolor
Size
30cm
Leaf Description
Single thin and narrow leaf, 5 cm x 10 mm, hairy.
General Description
An orchid, to 30 cm tall, with a single narrow leaf at the base of a hairy stem bearing one or two large, pink and dark red, spider flowers.
Flower Description
A single crimson flower, to 20mm across, with perianth segments narrowing abruptly towards the tip. Dorsel sepal erect. Narrow forward curved labellum with a broad recurved tip, margins are fringed and black calli in 4-6 rows.
Flower Colour
Pink and dark red
Suburb
Cottles Bridge, Smiths Gully, St Andrews, Wattle Glen, Hurstbridge, Arthurs Creek, Strathewen, Christmas Hills, Panton Hill, Nutfield
Flowering Months
September
October
Habitat
Box Ironbark Forest, Damp Heathy Woodland.
Date of Last Record
2000-2015
Growing Conditions
Well drained, gravelly or stony sand and clay loam
Conservation Status EPBC
Vulnerable
Conservation Status FFG
Listed
Conservation Status Vic
Endangered