Caladenia drakeoides Hopper & A.P.Br. 2001 SUBGENUS CDrakonorchis Photography by I & M Greeve, A P Brown, S D Hopper . Image used with the permission of the Western Australian Herbarium, Department of Environment and Conservation ( Accessed on Thursday, 30 August 2012 and The Flora Base Website

Part Shade Cold LATE Winter EARLY Spring

Common Name The Drake-Like Caladenia - The Hinged Dragon Orchid

Flower Size .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm]

Found in Western Australia among shrubs in seasonally wet sites and around margins of salt lakes at elevations of 200 to 300 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial with a single, linear, pubescent leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an erect, 4.8 to 12" [12 to 30 cm] long, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Drakonorchis drakeoides (Hopper & A.P.Br.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2002

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