Caladenia robinsonii G.W.Carr, 1991

Frankston spider-orchid



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status




Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Carr, G.W. 1991. New taxa in Caladenia R. Br., Chiloglottis R. Br. and Gastrodia R. Br. (Orchidaceae) from south eastern Australia. Miscellaneous Paper No. 1, Indigenous Flora and Fauna Association.


Other references:

Backhouse, G.N. and Jeanes, J.A. 1995. The Orchids of Victoria. The Meigunyah Press, Melbourne.

Bramwells, H., Backhouse, G., Musker, R., Walker, G. and Lester, K. (1999). Recovery Plan for the Frankston Spider-orchid Caladenia robinsonii G.W. Carr (Orchidaceae: Caladeniinae) 1998 - 2002. Department of Natural Resources and Environment, Melbourne.

Briggs, J.D and Leigh, J.H. 1995. Rare or Threatened Australian Plants. 1995 Revised edition. CSIRO Publications, Melbourne.

DEECA [Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action]. (2023). Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988 Threatened List: June 2023. Published report by The State of Victoria Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action, Melbourne, Victoria.

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.


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