Yarra Ranges Shire Council


Caladenia transitoria

Common Name: Eastern Bronzehood
Synonym: Stegostyla transitoria
Family: Orchidaceae
Description: See Caladenia iridescens. C. transitoria is smaller and less robust.
Flowering: The 1-4 flowers are greenish-yellow with the outside covered in dense purple hairs.
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Growing Conditions: It occurs in dry open forests.
Garden Use: Use of orchids in gardens is not recommended, unless they already occur naturally, in which case they need to be protected. Removing orchids from the bush usually results in their death and further depletes remaining wild orchid populations.
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Plant Communities: 17, 21
Conservation Status: Significant within the Shire. Known from very few local sites.
Aboriginal Use: Food - tuber
Commercially available: Never
Bird Attracting: No
Butterfly Attracting: No
Frog Habitat: No
Photographer: Cathy Powers ©
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Last Updated: 30/06/2010
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