Caladenia longicauda Lindl. ssp eminens (Domin) Hopper & A.P.Br. 2001 SUBGENUS Calonemorchis Photo courtesy of Malcolm Thomas of Australia

Common Name The Large Caladenia - the Stark White Spider Orchid

Flower Size 3.2 to 4.8" [8 to 12 cm]

This terrestrial species is from Western Australia at elevations of 150 to 300 meters in grasses and scrub in open woodlands and is a color variation of the previous species. Differs from the norm in the larger white flower broad lateral sepals and petals the distinctly heart shaped labellum and the short column.

Synonyms Arachnorchis longicauda subsp. eminens (Domin) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2002; Caladenia eminens (Domin) M.A. Clem. & D.L. Jones 1989; Calonema eminens (Domin) Szlach. 2001; Caladenia longicauda subsp. eminens (Domin) Hopper & A.P.Br. 2001; *Caladenia longicauda var. eminens Domin 1912; Calonemorchis eminens (Domin) Szlach. 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchids Pridgeon 1982 as Caladenia eminems; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995 as Caladenia eminens; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006as Arachnorchis longicauda subsp. eminens photo good;