Paracaleana dixonii Hopper & A.P.Br. 2006

Plant and Flower in situ Western Australia Photos by Ron & Beth Kinsey and Their Flickr Orchid Photo Website


Common Name Dixon's Paracaleana - In Australia The Sandplain Duck Orchid

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Western Australia in dense shrubland in deep sandy soils at elevations of 20 to 120 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial with a single, green to reddish, relatively broad, terete leaf that blooms in the spring through early summer on an erect, 4.8 to 7.2" [12 to 18 cm] long, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Sullivania dixonii in ed photo fide