Caladenia flava R. Br. 1810 SUBGENUS Caladeniastrum

Photo by The Terrestrial Orchids of South West Australia Website

An almost concolor flower

Photo by Ron Heberle and the Thelymitra Page of The Species Orchid Society of Western Australia

Another Color Variation

Photo by Ron Parsons.


Common Name The Yellow Caladenia - In Australia - The Cowslip Orchid

Flower Size 2" [to 5 cm]

Found in southwestern Australia in coastal woodlands to inland granite outcrops at elevations around 2150 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial orchid with glandular, pubescent stems carrying pubescent, lanceolate leaves and blooms in the mid summer through mid fall in the northern hemisphere on a 4 to 20" [10 to 40 cm] long, 2 to 4 flowered inflorescence.

SynonymsCaladenia flava subsp. maculata Hopper & A.P.Br. 2001; Caladenia flava subsp. sylvestris Hopper & A.P.Br. 2001; Caladeniastrum flavum (R.Br.) Szlach 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; AOS Bulletin Vol 29 No 3 1960 fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 35 No 4 1966; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 45 No 4 1981 photo ok; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Wood Beaman & Beaman 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 41 pg 2565 - 2625 Brieger 2001 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 66 #3 2002 photo fide; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glen 2002; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 3 2003 photo fide; Flora's Orchids Nash & La Croix 2005; Australian Orchid Review Vol 71 No 1 2006 photo; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photos fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 12 2007 photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide;