Hood Orchid

Common Name
Hood Orchid
Scientific Name
Caladenia cucullata
Size
25cm
Leaf Description
Linear, to 20cm x 5mm, hairy.
General Description
An orchid, to 25cm tall, with single, erect, narrow leaf at the base of a sparesly hairy stem bearing 1-5 white and pale brown, fan-shaped flowers.
Flower Description
Up to 5 flowers cream on the inside and green, brown to purple on the out, to 30mm across. Dorsal sepal strongly hooded, lateral sepals long and horizontal. 3-lobed labellum, mid lobe deep purple with a fringe of short purple calli. Central calli in 4 rows.
Flower Colour
White, dark red hairs on tips and back.
Suburb
Yarrambat, Plenty, Diamond Creek, Wattle Glen, Kangaroo Ground, Chirstmas Hills, Bend of Islands, Research, North Warrandyte, Eltham
Flowering Months
September
October
November
Habitat
Dry woodlands and forest
Date of Last Record
2000-2015
Growing Conditions
Well drained soils