Caladenia dimorpha Fitzg. 1875 SUBGENUS Stegostyla Photo by Chris Ross and Feathers & Photos Website

Another Color Form

Another View Photos by Colin Rowan and his Retired Aussie Website

Common Name The Double-Shaped Caladenia - The Early Caladenia - Spicy Caps

Flower Size 1 1/4" [3 cm]

Found in Victoria Australia at elevations of 400 to 900 meters in woodlands and open forests on shallow, gravelly sand and clay loams as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial orchid with a single, linear leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, 6" to 12" [15 to 30 cm] long, one to 4 flowered inflorescence carrying spicey fragrant flowers

Many references cite Caladenia praecox as a synonym but I have left it and its synonyms separate pending new references

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 drawing fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Stegostyla dimorpha photo good