Caladenia lyallii Hook.f. 1853SUBGENUS Stegostyla

Another Flower Aspect Photos by 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 ; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 #4 1958 drawing fide; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 as C lyalii drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 44 #9 1975 as C alpina var schlechteri; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Stegostyla alpina photo fide; The Native Orchids of New Zealand, A Colour Field Guide Scanlen & St George 2010 as Stegostyla alpina photos fide; The Native Orchids of New Zealand, A Colour Field Guide Scanlen & St George 2010 as Stegostyla lyallii photos fide

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