Caladenia doutchiae O.H. Sarg. 1921 SUBGENUSJonesiopsis Photo by Ron Heberle and the Thelymitra Page of The Species Orchid Society of Western Australia


Common Name Doutch's Caladenia - The Purple Veined Clown Orchid

Flower Size .4 to 1.2" [1 to 3 cm]

Found in Western Australia at elevations of 150 to 350 meters in mallee vegetation, shrublands, woodlands and on the margins of salt lakes and granite outcroppings as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial orchid with a single, basal, pilose, linear leaf that blooms in the late winter through spring on an erect, 6 to 12" [15 to 30 cm] long, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Calonema doutchiae (O.H.Sarg.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2001; Calonemorchis doutchiae (O.H.Sarg.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2002; Jonesiopsis doutchiae (O.H.Sarg.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2003; Phlebochilus doutchiae (O.H. Sarg.) Szlach. 2001

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