!Ericksonella saccharata (Rchb.f.) Hopper & A.P.Br. 2004

Side View of Flower Photos by Colin Rowan and Retired Aussies Website


Common Name The Sugar-Sweet Ericksonella

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

This miniature sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial species is from Western Australia at elevations of 50 to 350 meters in dense shrubby habitats around granite outcrops with a single, terete, pilose, acute leaf and blooms in the late winter and spring on an erect, 2 to 6" [5 to 15 cm] long, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Caladenia saccharata Rchb. f. 1871

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae vol 2 Rchb.f 1874 as Caladenia saccharata drawing; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 as Caladenia saccharata drawing fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006