Caladenia gracilis R. Br. 1810 SUBGENUS Stegostyla Photo by One Tree Hill Orchids Website

White Flower Form Photo courtesy of Colin Rowan and his Orchid Website


Common Name The Graceful Caladenia - The Musky Cap Caladenia - White Caps

Flower Size 1 3/5" [4 cm]

Found in Australia and widespread throughout Victoria, except Mallee and Wimmera as well as Tasmania in areas with well-drained soils in open forest and woodland extending into highland and montane zones at elevations of sea level to 500 meters as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with a single, leaf that blooms in the late winter through summer on an erect, 18" [45cm] long, 1 to 6 flowered inflorescence with fragrant flowers

Synonyms Caladenia angustata Lindl. 1840; Caladenia carnea var. quadriseriata Benth. 1873 ; Caladenia testacea var. angustata (Lindl.) Ewart 1931; Stegostyla angustata (Lindl.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2001; Stegostyla gracilis ( R.Br. ) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Stegostyla angustata photo fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Stegostyla gracilis photo fide