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Caladenia sp. A sensu Harden (1993)
Family Orchidaceae
Caladenia sp. A sensu Harden (1993) APNI*

Description: Terrestrial herb.

Leaf linear to lanceolate, to 12 cm long and 12 mm wide, sparsely hairy.

Inflorescence to 40 cm high, usually <3-flowered. Sepals and lateral petals to 3 cm long, greenish cream with red stripes or entirely red-burgundy, drooping; sepal tails ending in short clubs c. 3 mm long. Labellum ovate to triangular, usually 12–18 mm long, 3-lobed, creamy yellow with a maroon tip, lateral margins with fringed with linear teeth to 2 mm long, becoming shorter towards tip. Central calli with linear heads, ± in 4, straight, parallel rows. Column with 2 yellow glands and broadening wings.


Flowering: September–October

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in sclerophyll forest and woodland, from coastal districts to inland plains.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, CT, ST, CWS, SWS
Other Australian states: Vic. S.A.
AVH map***

C. reticulata s. str. is confined to S.A. & Vic., has sepals and lateral petals to 5 cm long, held stiffly to obliquely deflexed, and sepals ending in clubs to 8 mm long. Nothing closely resembling it is known in N.S.W.

Text by P. Bernhardt
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)


APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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