Cyanicula caerulea (R.Br.) S.D.Hopper & A.P.Brown 2000 Photo by Cathy Powers and her AUSTRALIAN TERRESTRIAL ORCHIDS OTHER FLORA & FAUNA BANJORAH Website

Lip Detail Photos by Colin Rowan and his Orchid Website


Common Name The Sky Blue Cyanicula - The Eastern Tiny Blue China Orchid

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing, terrestrial species in Western Australia at elevations of 5 to 800 meters occuring in open forests and woodlands (often Box-ironbark type] as well as in open scrubland, heathlands and heathy woodlands nearer the coast in well drained soils with a single, prostrate leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a erect, 6" [15 cm] tall, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Caladenia caerulea R.Br. 1810; Caladenia caerulea var. heliotropica Rupp 1948; Cyanicula caerulea var. heliotropica (Rupp) Hopper & A.P.Br. 2004; Pentisea caerulea (R.Br.) Szlach 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 as Caladenia caerulea drawing fide;*Lindleyana Vol 15 No 2 2000; Orchid Digest Vol 66 #1 2002 photo fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide