Small Spider-orchid

Small Spider-orchid
Photographer
Lynne hillier
Common Name
Small Spider-orchid
Scientific Name
Caladenia parva
Previous Species Names
Caladenia phaeoclavia (brown-clubbed spider-orchid) now falls under the species name C. parva.
Size
15cm
Leaf Description
Single hairy lance-shaped leaf 10cm x 10mm with red spots towards the base.
General Description
Slender erect perennial to 25cm tall with a single narrow leaf at the base of a hairy stem bearing a large, pale yellow-green, red-brown and white, spider flower.
Flower Description
Single green flower with deep red stripe to 30mm across. Sepals tapering to fine yellow clubbed tip, dorsal sepals projecting downwards and forwards. Labellum white, with green lobes, toothed deep red tip and 4 rows of deep red calli.
Flower Colour
Green with central red stripes
Suburb
Many
Flowering Months
August
September
October
Habitat
Woodlands and open forest
Date of Last Record
2000-2015
Growing Conditions
Moist soil. Semi shade.