White Daddy-long-legs

Common Name
White Daddy-long-legs
Scientific Name
Caladenia capillata
Previous Species Names
C. filamentosa var. filamentosa, C. filamentosa var. tentaculata, Calonemorchis capillata, Jonesiopsis capillata.
Size
45cm
Leaf Description
Single narrow, lance-shaped leaf, 20cm x 4mm, hairy.
General Description
An orchid, to 45cm tall, with a single narrow leaf at the base of a hairy stem bearing 1-4, large, white and green or red, spider flowers
Flower Description
Up to 4 cream to light green flowers to 80mm across. Perianth segmenst flat with long fine tips and dorsal sepal erect. Labellum with deep red veins and calli on margins and 2 rows on back half.
Flower Colour
White with pink and red markings
Notes
Potentially extinct in Nillumbik.
Flowering Months
August
September
Habitat
Mallee scrublands, woodlands and open forests
Date of Last Record
1900-1949
Growing Conditions
Sandy soils