Caladenia abbreviata Hopper & A.P.Br. 2001 SUBGENUS Calonema Photography by D J Rooks . Image used with the permission of the Western Australian Herbarium, Department of Environment and Conservation (http://florabase.dec.wa.gov.au/help/copyright). Accessed on Wednesday, 29 August 2012 and The Flora Base Website

Part Shade Cold LATERSpring

Common Name The Short Caladenia [possibly refers to the short dark tips to the petals/sepals] - The Coastal Spider Orchid

Flower Size 2 to 2.8" [5 to 7 cm]

Found in southwestern Western Australia among shrubs in heath and shrubby woodlands on stabilized dunes near the coast at elevations around 20 to 60 meters as a small to just medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with a single, linear, pubescent leaf that blooms in the later spring on an erect, 8 to 14" [20 to 35 cm] long, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Calonema abbreviatum (Hopper & A.P.Br.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2002; Calonemorchis abbreviata (Hopper & A.P.Br.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2002; Jonesiopsis abbreviata (Hopper & A.P.Br.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Jonesiopsis abbreviata photo fide

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