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

Lip Detail Photos by Colin & Mischa Rowan and their The Retired Aussies Website

Part Shade Cold Winter EARLY Spring

Common Name The Broad Column Caladenia - The Dwarf Zebra Orchid

Flower Size .4 to .8" [1 to 2 cm]

Found in southwestern Western Australia in mallee vegetation in inlands areas or on granite outcrops or sandplain heaths at elevations around 50 to 250 meters as a mini-miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial with a single, linear, pubescent leaf that blooms in the winter and early spring on an erect, 3.2 to 8" [8 to 20 cm] long, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Calonema pachychilum (Hopper & A.P.Br.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2002; Calonemorchis pachychila (Hopper & A.P.Br.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2002; Jonesiopsis pachychila (Hopper & A.P.Br.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2003; Phlebochilus pachychilus (Hopper & A.P.Br.) Szlach. & Rutz. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Jonesiopsis pachychila photo good

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