Lyperanthus serratus Lindl. 1840 Photo by Pascal Pernot and Caladenia: Terrestrial Orchids of Southern Australia Website

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Common Name The Serrate Lyperanthus - In Australia The Rattle Beaks Orchid

Flower Size .8 to 1" [2 to 2.5 cm]

Found in Western Australia at elevations of 10 to 500 meters in open forests, woodlands, coastal scrub and heathlands often intertwined amid low dense shrubs as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with a single,narrowly lanceolate, dark green with darker longitudinally veined leaf that blooms in the later winter on an erect, 10" to 20" [25 to 50 cm] long, 3 to 10 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Caladenia serrata (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1871

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 6 321 - 384 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1975; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 2 Part One Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2001 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 41 pg 2565 - 2625 Brieger 2001 photo fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide