Caladenia mesocera Hopper & A.P.Br. 2001 SUBGENUS Drakonorchis

Lip Detail Photos by Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cold LATE Winter EARLY Spring

Common Name The Middle Horn Caladenia - The Narrow Lipped Dragon Orchid

Flower Size 1 to 1.6" [2.5 to 4 cm]

Found in Western Australia among shrubs on ironstone hills, granite outcrops and on margins of salt lakes at elevations of 200 to 300 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial with a single, linear, pubescent leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an erect, 3.2 to 4" [8 to 10 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Drakonorchis mesocera (Hopper & A.P.Br.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2002

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