Caleana disjuncta (D.L.Jones) M.A.Clem.

Australian Systematic Botany 27: 16 (2014) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Flowering stem erect, 8–15 cm tall, slender, without sheathing bract. Leaf ovate, 1.5–2 cm long, 4–10 mm wide, green above, purplish below. Flower usually solitary, yellowish-green to reddish-brown; ovary straight or humped; dorsal sepal closely following curve of column, channelled, narrowly obovate to spathulate, 7–10 mm long; lateral sepals down-curved in direction of upper margins of column wings, distal end bent or curved away from column, channelled, linear-lanceolate, c. 7 mm long; petals lying against the column wings, thread-like, obtuse, c. 7 mm long. Labellum claw strap-like, curved, to 5 mm long, attached towards base of inflated part of lamina; lamina ovate, to 10 mm long, centre inflated and hollow, cavity open below, apex prolonged into beak-like extension, base with a triangular point, upper surface densely warty only in apical third, under-surface smooth. Column broadly winged from anther to distal end of c. 3 mm long foot, cupped. Flowers Nov.–Dec.

GGr. Found in heathy woodland on well-drained sandy soil.

An extremely rare species known from only 2 sites, one in the Grampians National Park, the other on private property abutting the Grampians National Park.

Created by: Jeff Jeanes, 2014-09-30
Updated by: Jeff Jeanes, 2015-01-16
Distribution map
life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Asparagales
family Orchidaceae
genus Caleana
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Caleana disjuncta in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Caleana disjuncta in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Greater Grampians present native

State distribution

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