Caladenia atradenia D.L.Jones, Molloy & M.A.Clem. 1997 SUBGENUS Stegostyla ( D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. ) Szlach. 2003 Photo by Allan Ducker and The New Zealand Native Orchids Website


Common Name The Dark Gland Caladenia

Flower Size .4 to .8" [1 to 2 cm]

Found in north and north central New Zealand in light forests and scrub as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial with a tuber that gives rise to a wiry, shortly radial haired stem carrying a single, long, very thin, pubescent leaf that blooms in the later winter and spring on an erect, to 12" [30 cm] long, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Caladenia carnea f. calliniger Hatch 1963; Stegostyla atradenia (D.L.Jones, Molloy & M.A.Clem.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Native Orchids of New Zealand, A Colour Field Guide Scanlen & St George 2010 as Stegostyla atradenia photo fide