Cyanicula amplexans (A.S.George) S.D.Hopper & A.P.Brown 2000

Photo by Ian McMaster and The Wikipedia Website

Another Flower Photo by Ron Heberle of Australia

Common Name The Comprehensive Cyanicula - Dainty Blue China Orchid

Flower Size .6 to .8" [1.5 to 2 cm]

Found as a small sized, cool to cold growing, terrestrial species in Western Australia at elevations of 50 to 420 meters in inland shrublands, woodlands, she-oak groves and on granite outcrops in well drained soils with a basal, prostrate, hairy, relatively broad leaf that blooms in the spring on a wiry, hairy, 4.8 to 10" [12 to 25 cm] long, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Caladenia amplexans A.S.George 1984; Pentisea amplexans (A.S.George) Szlach. 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Lindleyana Vol 15 No 2 2000; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 41 pg 2565 - 2625 Brieger 2001 photo fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide