Caladenia lyallii Hook.f. 1853SUBGENUS Stegostyla

Another Flower Aspect Photo courtesy of Colin Rowan and his Retired Aussies Website

Common Name Lyall's Caladenia [New Zealand Orchid Collector 1800's] - In Australia Mountain Caps Orchid - In China Liu Su Xia Ji Lan

Flower Size 1 2/5" [3 cm]

Found in Grampians or Mountain areas, from New South Wales to Victoria, Tasmania and New Zealand at elevations of 400 to 1500 meters in montane and subalpine snowgum woodlands as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial orchid with a thick, fleshy, narrowly linear, sometimes red leaf that blooms in the spring in Australia on an erect, often reddish, to 12" [30 cm] tall, 1 to 4 flowered inflorescence with slightly musky scented flowers

Synonyms Caladenia alpina R.S.Rogers 1927; Stegostyla alpina (R.S.Rogers) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2001; Stegostyla lyallii (Hook.f.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing fide; Indian Orchids, Guide to Identification and Culture vol 2 Pradhan 1979 drawing fide; Orchids of North West Himalaya Deva & Naithani 1986 drawing fide; Orchids of Kumaun Himalayas Pangtey, Samant and Rawat 1991; Native Orchids of China in Colour Chen Tsi Luo 1999 photo fide; The Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Stegostyla alpina photo fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing ok;