Caladenia elegans Hopper & A.P.Br. 2001 SUBGENUS Calonema

Photography by A P Brown S D Hopper, & S Patrick. Image used with the permission of the Western Australian Herbarium, Department of Environment and Conservation (http://florabase.dec.wa.gov.au/help/copyright). Accessed on Thursday, 30 August 2012 and The Flora Base Website

Part Shade Cold Winter

Common Name The Elegant Caladenia - The Elegant Spider Orchid

Flower Size 2 to 3.2" [5 to 8 cm]

Found in southwestern Western Australia in wet clay flats among dense low shrubs at elevations around 200 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial with a single, linear, pubescent leaf that blooms in the winter on an erect, 8 to 12" [20 to 30 cm] long, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Calonema elegans (Hopper & A.P.Br.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2002; Calonemorchis elegans (Hopper & A.P.Br.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2002; Jonesiopsis elegans (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 elegans photo fide;

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