Paracaleana terminalis Hopper & A.P.Br. 2006

Variable terminal callous Photos by Colin & Mischa Rowan and their Retired Aussies Orchid Photo Website


Common Name The Terminal Paracaleana [refers to the calloused apex of the labellum] - In Australia The Smooth-Billed Duck Orchid

Flower Size .64 to .88" [1.6 to 2.2 cm]

Found in southwest Western Australia in seasonally moist sandy soil in shrublands among tussocks at elevations of 20 to 100 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with a single, green on both surfaces, terete leaf that blooms in the late winter and earlier spring on an erect, 3.2 to 4.8" [8 to 12 cm] long, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence


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