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

Lip Detail Photos by Colin & Mischa Rowan and his Retired Aussies Orchid Website

Part Shade Cold Winter

Common Name The Small Lipped Caladenia - The Western Wispy Spider Orchid

Flower Size 1.2 to 2.4" [3 to 6 cm]

Found in southwestern Western Australia in mallee, shrubland, woodland, granite outcrops and margins of salt lakes at elevations around 5 to 320 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial with a single, linear, pubescent leaf that blooms in the winter on an erect, 4 to 10" [10 to 25 cm] long, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence.

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

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