Caladenia hildae Pescott & Nicholls 1928 SUBGENUS Stegostyla ( D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. ) Szlach. 2003 Photo by Mischa Rowan and their Orchid Website

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Common Name Hilda's Caladenia - Golden Caps

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

A miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial from eastern Australian at elevations of 400 to 800 meters occuring in open forest with open heathy under-story mainly in granite-based loamy soil with a single, thin leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, to 3.2 to 8" [8 to 20 cm] long, 1 to 4 flowered inflorescence carrying honey scented flowers.

Synonyms Caladenia testacea var. hildae ( Pescott & Nicholls ) Nicholls 1939; Stegostyla hildae ( Pescott & Nicholls ) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2001 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Stegostyla hildae photo fide

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