PlantNET Home PlantNET Home | Search NSW Flora | Contact Us  
FloraOnline
Introduction
Plant Name Search
Index Search
Spatial Search
Identification Keys
Classification
Glossary
HerbLink (Type Images)
WeedAlert
Other PlantNET Sites
Other Data Sources
NEW SOUTH WALES FLORA ONLINE Printable Page

Caladenia phaeoclavia D.L.Jones
Family Orchidaceae
Common name: Brown-clubbed Spider Orchid

Caladenia phaeoclavia D.L.Jones APNI*

Synonyms: Arachnorchis phaeoclavia (D.L.Jones) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. APNI*
Calonema phaeoclavium (D.L.Jones) Szlach. APNI*
Calonemorchis phaeoclavia (D.L.Jones) Szlach. APNI*

Description: Terrestrial herb.

Leaf linear to lanceolate, to 13 cm long and 9 mm wide, hairy with red-purple blotches.

Inflorescence to 25 cm high, usually 1-flowered, wiry, hairy. Sepals and lateral petals to 3 cm long, each with a dark red stripe; tails often half the length of the segments; sepal tails ending in clubs (c. 10 mm long), thick, brownish; lateral sepals and petals spreading. Labellum ± broad-cordate, 15–17 mm long, 14–18 mm wide, 3-lobed, greenish with dark maroon tip; lateral lobes with linear, curved teeth; midlobe margins with c. 4 pairs of broad, forward-facing, obtuse calli. Central calli linear to elliptic, crowded, in 4 rows. Column base with 2 yellow glands and narrowing wings.


Habit
Photo Andrew Orme

Flower
Photo Andrew Orme

Other photo
Photo Andrew Orme

Type
Specimen

Flowering: October–November

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in grassy or rocky sites, usually under eucalypt forest, often on slopes or ridges at higher altitudes; south from Bathurst district.
NSW subdivisions: CT, ST, CWS, SWS
Other Australian states: Vic.
AVH map***

Often grows with C. tentaculata, which it closely resembles, but it usually starts flowering after that species has peaked and is in decline.

Text by P. Bernhardt
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)


APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
  Privacy | Copyright | Disclaimer | About PlantNET | Cite PlantNET