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

White Flower Form Photo by 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; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 as C angustata drawing fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Stegostyla angustata photo fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Stegostyla gracilis photo fide