Caladenia roei Benth. 1870 SUBGENUS Jonesiopsis Photo by Colin and Mischa Rowan and their Retired Aussies Website

Another flower Photo by Ron Heberle and the Thelymitra Page of The Species Orchid Society of Western Australia


Common Name Roe's Caladenia - Common Clown Orchid

Flower Size .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm]

Found in Western Australia at elevations of 100 to 400 meters in shrublands, mallee vegetation, granite outcrops and sandplain heath as a miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial with a single, basal, pilose, linear leaf that blooms in the late winter and earlier spring on an erect, 4.8 to 12" [12 to 30 cm] long, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Calonema roei (Benth.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2001; Calonemorchis roei (Benth.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2002; Jonesiopsis roei (Benth.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2003; Phlebochilus roei (Benth.) Szlach. 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001 as Phlebochilus roei; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Jonesiopsis roeii photo fide