Paracaleana lyonsii Hopper & A.P.Br. 2006Photography by I & M Greeve . Image used with the permission of the Western Australian Herbarium, Department of Environment and Conservation (http://florabase.dec.wa.gov.au/help/copyright). Accessed on Wednesday, 29 August 2012 and The Florabase Website

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Common Name Lyons' Paracaleana - In Australia The Midget Duck Orchid

Flower Size .4 to .6" [1 to 1.5 cm]

Found in Western Australia in semi-arid sandplains in and among sedge russocks to gain shelter from the hot dry conditions at elevations of 20 to 150 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial with a single, green to reddish, terete leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an erect, 2.4 to 8" [6 to 20 cm] long, successively 1 to 10 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms

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

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