Cyanicula ashbyae Hopper & A.P.Br. 2000 Photography by A. P. Brown . Image used with the permission of the Western Australian Herbarium, Department of Environment and Conservation (http://florabase.dec.wa.gov.au/help/copyright). Accessed on Thursday, 30 August 2012 and The Flora Base Website

Part Shade Cool Cold Spring

Common Name Ashby's Cyanicula - In Australia - The Powder Blue China Orchid

Flower Size 1.2 to 2" [3 to 5 cm]

Found in southwestern Australia in shallow sandy soils on granite rock outcrops as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with a single, hairy on raised bumps, prostrate, basal, reddish purple beneath leaf that is often withered at blooming occuring in the spring on an erect, 2 to 6" [5 to 15 cm] long, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide

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