Adenochilus nortonii Fitzg. 1876 Photo by Jan Mohandus and the Retired Aussies Website

Another Angle Photo by Mark Clements Copyright 2009,

Common Name Norton's Adenochilus [Australian Orchid Collector 1800's] - In Australia - The White Gnome Orchid

Flower Size .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm]

Found in New South Wales Australia from the New England Tableland south to Bungonia south-west of Sydney at elevations of 400 to 1000 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing terrestrial with an erect, fleshy stem carrying a single, ovate, dark green above, red spotted beneath, cordate leaf half way uo and carrying a single apical flower that arises in the spring.

Synonyms Caladenia nortonii (Fitzg.) F.Muell. 1882

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Encylopedia of Cultivated Orchids 1965; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 drawing fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 2 Part One Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2001 photo/drawing fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 drawing/photo fide