Caladenia caudata

Caladenia caudata

Tailed spider-orchid

Endemic to Tasmania
Flowering:
Late September in the south to late October in the north
Usual habitat/distribution:
woodlands and heathlands within 20km of coast.
Northern, Eastern and Southern Tasmania.
Status:
Vulnerable –┬áThreatened Species Protection Act 1995
Description:
Fairly large flowers, about 5cm across. Fair bit of red through them.
Hairy scape. Leaves linear and broad, quite hairy, roughly 10-16cm long and 7-10mm wide with a reddish base.
Similar looking species:
C. echidnachila, C. clavigera
Locations I have seen it:
Waverly Flora Park (Sep 2015)

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