Plain-lip Spider-orchid

Plain-lip Spider-orchid
Photographer
Deb Oliver
Common Name
Plain-lip Spider-orchid
Scientific Name
Caladenia clavigera
Size
10-40cm
Leaf Description
Single lance-shaped leaf, red-spotted near base, 4-10cm x 5-10mm, sparsely hairy.
General Description
Slender perennial growing from round tubers, scattered or in small colonies. Stem green to brown, hairy. Dies down in hot weather.
Flower Description
1 or 2 green flowers with perianth segments with a red stripe, to 40mm across. Sepals to 40mm long. 3-loped labellum with greenish lateral lobes and a recurved red mid lob. 4-6 rows of deep red calli.
Flower Colour
Yellowish-green with red central stripe, lip green with maroon
Suburb
Many
Flowering Months
August
September
October
November
Habitat
Grassy and Heathy Forests and Heathy Woodland.
Date of Last Record
2000-2015
Growing Conditions
Moist well drained soil. Full sun, semi shade.