Caladenia paradoxa Hopper & A.P.Br. 2001 SUBGENUS Jonesiopsis

Photo by Colin & Mischa Rowan and their The Retired Aussies Website

Another Flower Photography by K Cartmell . Image used with the permission of the Western Australian Herbarium, Department of Environment and Conservation ( Accessed on Thursday, 30 August 2012 and The Flora Base Website

Part Shade Cold LATE Winter EARLYSpring

Common Name The Paradoxical Caladenia - The Ironcaps Spider Orchid

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

Found in southwestern Western Australia in dense shrublands on the slopes of ironstone hills and granite outcrops at elevations around 5 to 50 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, 4.5 to 12" [12 to 30 cm] long, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence.

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