Caladenia dilatata: Green-comb Spider Orchid

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Walking along searching for a new leek, we spotted this late flowering spider, others around were dead and dying, this was in prime condition. 

All the sepals and petals had clubs, now that's a bit unusual, 4 rows of cali, Um! What could this one be, well of course the very unusual dilatata, the green-comb's green-comb!

Photographed at Wonthaggi Heathlands

Details (Vic):

Flowering:  Flowering mainly October to January, mainly November to December.

Size: Up to 40cm tall,  flowers -  usually 1 to 50mm across

Position: High rainfall coastal and hinterland areas.

Endemic.

Previously:  Caladenia dilatata.

 

 

 

   
   
   
   

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