Caladenia cucullata Fitzg. 1876 SUBGENUS Stegostyla ( D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. ) Szlach. 2003 Photo by Cathy Powers and her AUSTRALIAN TERRESTRIAL ORCHIDS OTHER FLORA & FAUNA BANJORAH Website

Common Name The Cowl-Carrying Caladenia - The Hooded Caladenia - Lemon Caps

Flower Size 1 1/4" [3 cm]

A miniature sized, Australian [New South Wales and Victoria], cold growing terrestrial species occuring in drier woodland and forest in well drained soils at elevations of 100 to 900 meters with a round tuber giving rise to an erect, brown red, becoming white pilose above stem carrying a single, linear, pilose, basally clasping acute leaf with a lanceolate, acute sheath below the middle and blooms in the spring on a terminal, erect, to 10" [to 25 cm] long, one to several [5] flowered, racemose inflorescence with a lemon scented flower.

Synonyms Stegostyla cucullata ( Fitzg. ) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 drawing fide; Orchids of Australia Riley & Banks 2002; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Stegostyla cucullata photo fide