Caladenia pilotensis D.L.Jones

Orchadian 13: 15 (1999) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Endemic

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: endangered (e); listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988

Flowering plant 20–30 cm tall. Leaf 7–13 cm long, 10–15 mm wide. Flowers 1 or 2, strongly citrus-scented; perianth segments 4–8 cm long, white or creamy white, often with strong red lines, with narrow blackish glandular tips; sepals flattened at base, 3–7 mm wide; petals shorter than sepals but otherwise similar. Labellum curved forward with apex recurved and lateral lobes erect, lamina ovate, obscurely 3-lobed, 15–20 mm long and 8–11 mm wide (when flattened), cream or reddish with white or reddish calli; margins of lateral lobes fringed with linear calli to 1.5 mm long, margins of mid-lobe with shorter calli becoming tooth-like near tip; lamina calli in 4 or 6 somewhat crowded rows, extending onto mid-lobe, narrow, foot-shaped, c. 1.5 mm long at base of lamina, decreasing in size towards apex. Flowers Sep.–Oct.

NIS. Endemic to Victoria where found only on Mt Pilot near Beechworth, in woodland with a sparse understorey among large granite boulders.

Characterized by its long white or creamy white perianth segments with blackish glandular tails.

Created by: Jeff Jeanes, 2015-05-12
Updated by: Jeff Jeanes, 2015-05-12
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Asparagales
family Orchidaceae
genus Caladenia
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Caladenia pilotensis in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Caladenia pilotensis in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Northern Inland Slopes present native

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