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Reinstatement of Caladenia alpina R.S. Rogers (Orchidaceae) as distinct from Caladenia lyallii Hook.f. and the description of Caladenia cracens, a related new species from southern Tasmania

Jones, D.L.

Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, G.P.O. Box 1600, Canberra, A.C.T. 2601 Australia.


Caladenia alpina R.S. Rogers, from mainland south-eastern Australia and Tasmania, is found to be distinct from C. lyallii Hook.f. which is endemic to New Zealand. Descriptions are provided for both of these species and a related species, Caladenia cracens, from southern Tasmania is described as new. All species are illustrated and a key to the complex is provided.

Published in: Muelleria Vol. 9: 41-50 (1996).

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