Caladenia sp. aff. concolor (Violet Town)

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Endemic

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: endangered (e)

Flowering plant 17–25 cm tall. Leaf 8–15 cm long, 8–10 mm wide. Flower solitary; perianth segments 3–4.5 cm long, dull red with some greenish markings; sepals flattened at base, 2–4 mm wide, gradually tapered to a long tail, densely covered in crowded sessile glands; petals shorter than sepals but otherwise similar. Labellum curved forward with apex recurved and lateral lobes erect, lamina ovate, obscurely 3-lobed, 10–15 mm long, 8–10 mm wide (when flattened), mostly dull red; margins of lateral lobes fringed with linear calli to 1.5 mm long; margins of mid-lobe with shorter calli becoming fused towards tip; lamina calli in 4 or 6 rows, the central rows extending onto mid-lobe, narrow, foot-shaped, c. 2 mm long at base of lamina, decreasing in size towards apex. Flowers Sep.–Oct.

Endemic to Victoria where known from a single population near Violet Town in grassy woodland on gravelly clay loam soil.

The status of this taxon is uncertain. It differs from its closest congeners by its tallish scapes, dull red flowers, usually with some greenish markings, and the moderately long sepals.

Created by: Jeff Jeanes, 2015-05-14
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2020-07-28
life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Asparagales
family Orchidaceae
genus Caladenia
Higher taxa