Cyanicula nikulinskyae Hopper & A.P.Br. 2000 Photo by Colin Rowan and The Retired Aussies Website

Part Shade Cool Cold LATE Winter EARLYSpring

Common Name Nikulinsky's Cyanicula - In Australia - Philippa's China Orchid

Flower Size 1 to 1.4" [2.5 to 3.5 cm]

Found in southern southwestern Australia in open shrublands, heath and she-oak stands on granite outcrops in sandy soils at elevations of 50 to 250 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with a single, hairy on raised bumps, basal, prostrate, purplish beneath leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an erect, 2 to 4" [5 to 10 cm] long, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence


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