Caladenia cairnsiana F. Muell. 1866 SUBGENUS Jonesiopsis

Photo by Malcolm Thomas of Australia

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Photo by Ron Heberle of Australia


Common Name The Cairns Caladenia [Coastal Western Australia] - The Zebra Clown Orchd

Flower Size .4 to .65" [1 to 1.6 cm]

This small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial species is found in south west Western Australia at elevations of 5 to 300 meters in forest and coastal heaths and has a single, pilose, linear leaf tinged in red and blooming in the late winter and spring on an erect, to 12" [30 cm] long, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Calonema cairnsianum (F.Muell.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2001; Calonemorchis cairnsiana (F.Muell.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2002; Jonesiopsis cairnsiana (F.Muell.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2003; Phlebochilus cairnsiana (F. Muell.) Szlach. 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 drawing fide; Manual Of Orchids Stewart 1995; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 2 Part One Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2001 photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 71 No 1 2006 photo; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Jonesiopsis cairnsiana photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 12 2007 photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide;