Colin Mills, compiler of the Hortus Camdenensis, died in late November 2012 after a short illness. As he always considered the Hortus his legacy, it is his family's intention to keep the site running in perpetuity. It will not, however, be updated in the near future.

Caladenia filamentosa R.Br.

Terrestrial orchid with a small globular tuber and single, lance-shaped leaf, and a small terminal raceme of large crimson flowers in spring.  To 20cm.  [Jones, FNSW, Beadle].

Horticultural & Botanical History

No additional data.

History at Camden Park

Listed in the 1850 and 1857 catalogues [O.57/1850].  Collected at Richlands, Taralga, Southern NSW, a Macarthur family grazing property.


See notes at ‘Orchid species unidentified no.3’.

Caladenia filamentosa Lindl. (1828) = Caladenia patersonii R.Br., synonym Arachnorchis patersonii (R.Br.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem.

Published Jan 26, 2010 - 05:21 PM | Last updated Jul 28, 2010 - 03:44 PM

Family Orchidaceae
Region of origin

Eastern Australia

  • Calonema filamentosum (R.Br.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem.
  • Jonesiopsis filamentosa (R.Br.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem.
Common Name


Name in the Camden Park Record

Orchid no.18 

Confidence level high