Caladenia leptochila Fitzg. 1882 SUBGENUS Calonemorchis Photo courtesy of Malcolm Thomas of Australia

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Common Name The Delicate Lipped Caladenia - The Narrow-Lipped Orchid

This small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial species is from South Australia at elevations of 250 to 450 meters in shrubby forests in well drained clay and gravelly soil with a single leaf that blooms in the late winter and spring on an erect, 8 to 18" [20 to 45 cm] long, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Arachnorchis leptochila (Fitzg.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2001; Arachnorchis leptochila (Fitzg.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2001 ssps. dentata; Phlebochilus leptochila (Fitzg.) Szlach. 2001

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

Caladenia leptochila subsp. dentata (D.L.Jones) R.J.Bates 2008 Photo by Colin and Mischa Rowan and their The Retired Aussies Website

Differs mostly from the type in the all red flowers.

Synonyms *Arachnorchis leptochila subsp. dentata D.L.Jones 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Arachnorchis leptochila ssp dentata photo fide

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