Caladenia reptans Lindl. 1840 Photo by John Varigos and His Orchid webpage

Common Name The Crawling Caladenia

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

Found as a miniature sized, cold growing, terrestrial species in forested areas of Western Australia at elevations of sealevel to 200 meters with a prostrate, reddish purple beneath leaf that blooms in the late winter and spring on an erect, 2 to 6" [5 to 15 cm] long, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence and carrying sweetly scented flowers.

Synonyms Caladenia preissii Endl. 1846; Caladenia reptans subsp. impensa Hopper & A.P.Br. 2001; Caladeniastrum reptans (Lindl.) Szlach. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as C reptans ssps impensa photo fide

Caladenia reptans subsp. impensa Hopper & A.P.Br. 2001 Photo by Colin & Mischa Rowan and his Retired Aussies Orchid Website

The ssp C reptans ssp impensa differs mainly in having the underside of the leaf being green instead of reddish-purple

Synonyms Caladenia reptans subsp. impensa Hopper & A.P.Br. 2001;

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

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