Paracaleana nigrita (Lindl.) Blaxell 1972

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Common Name The Dark Paracaleana - In Australia The Western Duck Orchid

Flower Size .6 to .8" [1.5 to 2 cm]

Found in Western Australia in coastal open forests in heath and coastal scrub often near winter-wet flats and swamps at elevations of 0 to 300 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with a single, dull green above, purplish beneath, terete leaf that blooms in the late winter and earlier spring on an erect, 2 to 6" [5 to 15 cm] long, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Caleana nigrita Lindl. 1839; Sullivania nigrita (Lindl.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2005

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 37 No 8 1968 as Caleana nigrita photo fide; Orchids of Australia Nichols 1969 as Caleana nigrita drawing fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 2 Part One Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2001 as Caleana nigrita photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 41 pg 2565 - 2625 Brieger 2001 2001 as Caleana nigrita photo good; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Sullivania nigrita photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 as Caleana nigritaphoto fide;