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Caladenia dimorpha Fitzg.

Terrestrial orchid with a small globular tuber and single, lance-shaped leaf, and large white flowers with pink or green markings, the labellum sometimes spotted with red, in spring.  To 30cm.  [Jones, FNSW, Beadle].

Horticultural & Botanical History

No additional data.

History at Camden Park

Listed in the 1850 and 1857 catalogues [O.56/1850].  Collected at Bendenine, near Binalong in Southern NSW.


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

Published Jan 26, 2010 - 05:18 PM | Last updated Jul 28, 2010 - 03:45 PM

Figured are tuber, single, lance-shaped leaf, and large white flowers with pink and green markings.  Fitzgerald, c.1879.

Caladenia dimorpha Fitzg. | Fitzgerald/c.1879 | CPA

Family Orchidaceae
Region of origin

Eastern Australia

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

Spicy caps

Name in the Camden Park Record

Orchid no.16 

Confidence level high