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Caladenia cucullata Fitzg.

Terrestrial orchid with a small globular tuber and single, lance-shaped leaf, and lemon-scented brown or purple flowers, white inside, in spring.  To 35cm.  [Jones, FNSW, Beadle].

Horticultural & Botanical History

No additional data.

History at Camden Park

Listed in the 1850 and 1857 catalogues [O.55/1850].  Collected at Nangus in southern NSW, a Macarthur family grazing property.


See notes at ‘Orchid species unidentified no.3’.

Published Jan 26, 2010 - 05:15 PM | Last updated Jul 28, 2010 - 03:45 PM

Figured, left, is a ground orchid with narrow leaf, small tuber and whitish flowers with purple markings.  Fitzgerald, c.1879.

Caladenia cucullata Fitzgerald | Fitzgerald | CPA.  Caladenia cucullata is the orchid on the left.

Family Orchidaceae
Region of origin

Eastern Australia

  • Stegostyla cucullata (Fitzg.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem.
Common Name

Lemon caps

Name in the Camden Park Record

Orchid no.12 

Confidence level high