Caladenia robinsonii G.W.Carr

Indig. Flora & Fauna Assoc. Misc. Pap. 1: 13 (1991) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Endemic

Establishment means:Native

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

Flowering plant 20–30 cm tall. Leaf 8–10 cm long, 8–10 mm wide. Flowers 1 or 2; perianth segments 2–3.5 cm long, cream to creamy yellow with red markings; sepals with slightly thickened reddish clubs 5–10 mm long; dorsal sepal 2.5–3.5 cm long, 3–4 mm wide, erect to incurved; lateral sepals 2.5–3.5 mm long, 3–4 mm wide, divergent, spreading or deflexed; petals 2–3 cm long, 2.5–3 mm wide, spreading or deflexed, flattened at base, tapered to a long acuminate apex. Labellum curved forward with apex recurved and lateral lobes erect, lamina ovate, obscurely 3-lobed, 12–14 mm long and 7–11 mm wide (when flattened), red at least distally, proximal half cream to yellowish; marginal calli on lateral lobes to 1 mm long, diminishing in size towards the entire or slightly irregular mid-lobe; lamina calli in 4 or 6 crowded rows, dark red, glossy, not extending onto mid-lobe, stout and flat-topped, to 1 mm long at base of lamina, decreasing in size towards apex. Flowers Sep.–Oct.

GipP, GGr, HSF. Endemic to Victoria where currently known from 1 small extant population near Rosebud on the Mornington Peninsula in heathy near-coastal woodland on sandy soil.

See note under C. insularis.

Source: Entwisle, T.J. (1994). Orchidaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 2, Ferns and Allied Plants, Conifers and Monocotyledons. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Jeff Jeanes, 2015-05-14
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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 robinsonii in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Caladenia robinsonii in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Gippsland Plain present native
Greater Grampians present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native

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New South Wales