Caladenia congesta R. Br. 1810 SUBGENUS Stegostyla ( D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. ) Szlach. 2003 Photo by John Varigos and His Orchid webpage

Another Flower Photo courtesy of Cathy Powers and her AUSTRALIAN TERRESTRIAL ORCHIDS OTHER FLORA & FAUNA BANJORAH Website

Common Name The Compact Caladenia - The Black Tongue Caladenia - Rosy Cap

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

This small sized, cold growing terrestrial species is from New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia occuring at elevations of 50 to 1500 meters in open, heathy forest among grass tussocks and shrubs with a single, linear, pilose leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, to 24" (to 60cm) long, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence. Fires are a great catalyst for blooming this species.

Synonyms Stegostyla congesta ( R.Br. ) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2001

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