Common name: Daddy Long-legs
Caladenia filamentosa R.Br. APNI*
Synonyms: Jonesiopsis filamentosa (R.Br.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. APNI*
Calonema filamentosum (R.Br.) Szlach. APNI*
Calonema filamentosum (R.Br.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. APNI*
Calonemorchis filamentosa (R.Br.) Szlach. APNI*
Caladenia filamentosa R.Br. var. filamentosa APNI*
Description: Terrestrial herb.
Leaf narrow-linear, to 18 cm long and 3 mm wide, densely hairy with simple and glandular hairs.
Inflorescence to 40 cm high, 1–4-flowered, densely hairy. Sepals and lateral petals to 6 c. with narrow bases, crimson to reddish greenish white; tails filamentous and densely hairy, more than half the length of the segments, drooping and entangling (often 'tied' to other plants). Labellum ovate or oblong, c. 6 mm long and 3 mm wide, ± unlobed, pale with darker veins and upturned basal margins, margins toothed with short fleshy calli. Central calli with basal calli stalks stubby (<1 mm long), calli heads flat topped in 2 rows, often overlapping, to the curve in the lamina tip. Column base without paired glands but sometimes with reddish hairs, apical wings short.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread but rare, chiefly in drier inland districts.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, SWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. Tas.
Text by P. Bernhardt
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