Caladenia brevisura Hopper & A.P.Br. 2001 SUBGENUS Calonema

Side View of Flower Photos by Colin & Mischa Rowan and their The Retired Aussies Website

Part Shade Cold LATEWinter EARLY Spring

Common Name The Short Sepal Caladenia - The Short Sepaled Clown Orchid

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

Found in southwestern Western Australia in woodlands, mallee communities, salt lake margins and in paperbark forests at elevations around 10 to 250 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial with a single, linear, pubescent leaf that blooms in the later winter and earlier spring on an erect, 6 to 10" [15 to 25 cm] long, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Calonema brevisurum (Hopper & A.P.Br.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2002; Calonemorchis brevisura (Hopper & A.P.Br.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2002; Jonesiopsis brevisura (Hopper & A.P.Br.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2003; Phlebochilus brevisurus (Hopper & A.P.Br.) Szlach. & Rutk.2003

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

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