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

Photography by A. P. Brown. 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 The Flora Base Website

Part Shade Cold LATEFall Winter

Common Name The Southern Caladenia - The South Coast Spider Orchid

Flower Size 2.4 to 4" [6 to 10 cm]

Found in southwestern Western Australia in low coastal heaths on stabilized dunes at elevations around 5 to 50 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial with a single, linear, pubescent leaf that blooms in the late fall and winter on an erect, 6 to 12" [15 to 30 cm] long, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence.

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

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