Caleana nigrita

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Caleana nigrita


Taxonavigation: Asparagales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Asparagales

Familia: Orchidaceae
Subfamilia: Orchidoideae
Tribus: Diurideae
Subtribus: Drakaeinae
Genus: Caleana
Species: Caleana nigrita


Caleana nigrita Lindl., Sketch Veg. Swan R.: 54 (1839)


  • Homotypic
    • Paracaleana nigrita (Lindl.) Blaxell, Contr. New South Wales Natl. Herb. 4: 283 (1972)
    • Sullivania nigrita (Lindl.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem., Orchadian 15: 36 (2005)


Native distribution areas:
  • Australasia
    • Australia
      • South Australia, Western Australia.

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDGW – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


Primary references[edit]

  • Lindley, J. 1839. Appendix to the first . . . A Sketch of the Vegetation of the Swan River Colony. . . . 54.


Vernacular names[edit]

English: Small duck orchid

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