Caladenia dimidia Hopper & A.P.Br. 2001 SUBGENUS Jonesiopsis

Lip Detail

Plant and Flower in situ Australia Photos by Colin & Mischa Rowan and his Retired Aussies Orchid Website

Part Shade Cold LATE Winter EARLY Spring

Common Name The Denticulate Caladenia - The Chameleon Spider Orchid

Flower Size 1.6 to 3.6" [4 to 9 cm]

Found in southwestern Western Australia in seasonally moist to wet habitats around granite outcrop margins or ephemeral streams and in mallee vegetation at elevations of 50 to 300 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial with a single, linear, pubescent leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an erect, 6 to 12" [15 to 30 cm] long, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Calonema dimidium (Hopper & A.P.Br.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2002; Calonemorchis dimidia (Hopper & A.P.Br.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2002; Jonesiopsis dimidia (Hopper & A.P.Br.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2003

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