Caladenia hirta Lindl. 1840 SUBGENUS Calonema ( Benth. ) Hopper & A.P.Br.2000 Photo courtesy of Malcolm Thomas of Australia

Common Name The Bristly Lipped Caladenia - The Sugar Candy Orchid

Flower Size 1 to 2" [2.5 to 5 cm]

This medium sized, cold growing terrestrial species is from Western Australia and Victoria Australia at elevations of 10 to 350 meters in forests and woodlands and on swamp margins and have a single, oblong or lanceolate leaf and blooms in the springon an erect, 4 to 24" [10 to 60 cm] long, 1 to 6 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Arachnorchis hirta (Lindl.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2001; Arachnorchis hirta subsp. rosea (Hopper & A.P.Br.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2002; Caladenia hirta subsp. rosea Hopper & A.P.Br. 2001; Caladenia tenuis Fitzg. 1882; Calonema hirta (Lindl.) Szlach. 2001; Calonemorchis hirta (Lindl.) Szlach. 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Arachnorchis hirta photo good; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Arachnorchis hirta ssp rosea photo good

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