Waxlip Orchid (Glossodia major)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Glossodia majorAccepted
Caladenia majorSynonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit:Herb/Forb
Life cycle:Perennial
Sun Requirements:Partial or Dappled Shade
Plant Height:8-12 inches (20-30 cm)
Plant Spread:4-8 inches (10-20 cm)
Flower Color:Mauve
Bloom Size:1"-2"
Flower Time:Late winter and early spring
Conservation status:Least Concern (LC)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Least Concern

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Posted by Australis (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia - Zone 10b) on Nov 7, 2017 6:04 PM

Recent research (Clements, Howard & Miller, 2015) recommends merging Glossodia into Caladenia and so at some future point it is likely that the synonym Caladenia major will become the accepted name for this species (some authorities already list it as such).

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