Caladenia cristata R.S.Rogers 1923 SUBGENUS Calonema ( Benth. ) Hopper & A.P.Br. 2000 Photo courtesy of Ron Heberle and the Thelymitra Page of The Species Orchid Society of Western Australia

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Common Name The Comb Bearing Caladenia - The Crested Clown Orchid

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

Found in Western Australia at elevations of 150 to 250 meters under shrubs and low eucalypts on low sandy rises above salt flats as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial with a single, basal, pilose, linear leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, [18 to 30 cm] long, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Calonema cristatum (R.S.Rogers) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2001; Calonemorchis cristata (R.S.Rogers) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2002; Jonesiopsis cristata (R.S.Rogers) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2003; Phlebochilus cristatus (R.S.Rogers) Szlach. 2001

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

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