Caladenia brachyscapa G. W. Carr, 1988:439

Short spider-orchid



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Arachnorchis brachyscapa (G.W.Carr) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem., 2001:393


Conservation Status


Last record: 7 November 1979 (Tasmania)



lungtalanana (=Clarke Island), Furneaux Group, Bass Strait, Tasmania & Warrnambool area, Victoria, Australia


Biology & Ecology









Original scientific description:

Carr, G. W. (1991). New species of Caladenia R.Br. (Orchidaceae) from Victoria and New South Wales, Australia. Muelleria 6(6): 439-447.


Other references:

Entwisle, T. J. (1994). Orchidaceae. In: Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. (eds.). Flora of Victoria Vol. 2, Ferns and Allied Plants, Conifers and Monocotyledons. Melbourne: Inkata Press.

Hnatiuk, R.J. (1990). Census of Australian vascular plants. Australian Flora and Fauna Series 11: 1-650.

Humphreys, Aelys M. (2019). Global dataset shows geography and life form predict modern plant extinction and rediscovery. Nature Ecology & Evolution 3: 1043-1047. [Abstract] [Supplementary Dataset 1]

Jones, D. L. (1998). A taxonomic review of Caladenia in Tasmania. Australian Orchid Research 3: 16-60.

Jones, D. (2006). A Complete Guide to Native Orchids of Australia including the Island Territories. New Holland Publishers (Australia), Sydney.

Jones, D. L., Clements, M. A., Sharma, I. K. and Mackenzie, A. M. (2001). A new classification of Caladenia R.Br. (Orchidaceae). The Orchadian 13(9): 389-419.

Jones, D., Wapstra, H., Tonelli, P. and Harris, S. (1999). The Orchids of Tasmania. Carlton South, Victoria: Melbourne University Press.

Natural and Cultural Heritage Division. (2014). lungtalanana (Clarke Island), Natural Values Survey 2014. Hamish Saunders Memorial Trust, New Zealand and Natural and Cultural Heritage Division, DPIPWE, Hobart. Nature Conservation Report Series 15/2.

Threatened Species Section. (2010). Listing Statement for Caladenia brachyscapa (short spider-orchid). Department of Primary Industries. Parks, Water and Environment, Tasmania.

Threatened Species Section (2015). Caladenia brachyscapa (short spider-orchid): Species Management Profile for Tasmania's Threatened Species Link. Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment, Tasmania. Accessed on 24/10/2015.

Walter, Kerry S. and Gillett, Harriet J. (eds.). (1998). 1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants. Compiled by the World Conservation Monitoring Centre. Gland, Switzerland & Cambridge, UK: IUCN – The World Conservation Union. lxiv + 862 pp.

Wapstra, M., Duncan, F., Buchanan, A. and Schahinger, R. (2006). Finding a botanical Lazarus: tales of Tasmanian plant species risen from the dead’. The Tasmanian Naturalist 128: 61-85.

Wapstra, M., Roberts, N., Wapstra, H. and Wapstra, A. (2008). Flowering Times of Tasmanian Orchids: A Practical Guide for Field Botanists. Self-published by the authors (April 2008 version).

Wapstra, H., Wapstra, A., Wapstra, M. and Gilfedder, L. (2005). The Little Book of Common Names for Tasmanian Plants. Department of Primary Industries, Water and Environment, Hobart.


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