Caladenia barbarossa Rchb. f. 1871 SUBGENUS Drakonorchis

Another Flower

Photos by Ron Heberle of Australia


Common Name The Bearded Caladenia - The Common Dragon Orchid

Flower Size 1 to 1.6" [25 to 4 cm]

Found in southwestern Western Australia at elevations of 20 to 350 meters among shrubs beside streams as a miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial orchid with a single, pilose, linear, basally clasping leaf that blooms in the late winter and spring on an erect, 4 to 12" [10 to 30 cm] long, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Drakonorchis barbarossa (Rchb.f.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae vol 2 Rchb.f 1874 drawing; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 41 pg 2565 - 2625 Brieger 2001 as Drakonorchis barbarossa photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 71 No 2 2006 photo; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Drakonorchis barbarossa photo good; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 12 2007 as Drakonorchis barbarossa photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide;