Pheladenia

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Terrestrial herbs arising from rounded underground tubers. Leaf solitary, basal, linear, hairy. Flowering stem erect, hairy, with a sheathing bract. Flowers with column uppermost, usually solitary, blue (rarely white or pink), with a sheathing bract below pedicel; dorsal sepal erect or recurved; lateral sepals and petals more or less equal to dorsal sepal, spreading to deflexed. Labellum sessile, erect at base, recurved distally, obscurely 3-lobed, margins fringed distally, lamina with 4–8 irregular rows of slightly clubbed calli. Column incurved, winged; anther with a long acute apex.

A monotypic genus endemic to southern Australia

Created by: Jeff Jeanes, 2014-09-02
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Asparagales
family Orchidaceae
Higher taxa
genus Pheladenia
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