*Glossodia minor R.Br. 1810 Photo by Greg Steenbeeke


Common Name The Least Glossodia - The Small Waxlip Orchid

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

This miniature sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial species is from Queensland and Victoria, Australia, at elevations of 20 to 250 meters occuring often in dry sclerophyll forests, grassy sclerophyll forests, dry sclerophyll woodlands, heaths and dunes (including stabilized sands) with a dark green leaf that blooms in the winter and spring on an erect, 3.2 to 6" [8 to 15 cm] long, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Caladenia glossodia F.Muell. 1871; Caladenia minor (R.Br.) Rchb.f. 1871; Caladenia minorata M.A.Clem. 2015; Glossodia minor var. alba F.M.Bailey 1903; Glossodia orientalis F.Muell. 1865

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 drawing fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 6 321 - 384 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1975; Orchids of Australia Riley & Banks 2002; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide;