Caladenia bryceana R.S. Rogers 1914 SUBGENUS Arachnorchis

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Photos by Colin and Mischa Rowan and their Retired Aussies Website


Common Name Bryce's Caladenia [Australian Orchid Collector early 20th cen] - The Dwarf Jester Orchid

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

Found in Western Australia in woodlands and shrublands at elevations of 150 to 250 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial orchid with a single leaf that blooms in the late winter and spring on an erect, 1.2 to 4" [3 to 10 cm] long, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence. This is the smallest member of the genus and as such is difficult to locate..

Synonyms Arachnorchis bryceana (R.S.Rogers) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2001; Arachnorchis bryceana subsp. cracens (Hopper & A.P.Br.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2002; Caladenia bryceana subsp. cracens Hopper & A.P.Br 2001; Phlebochilus bryceana (R.S. Rogers) Szlach. 2001; Phlebochilus bryceanus subsp. cracens (Hopper & A.P.Br.) Szlach. & Rutk. 2003

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