Caladenia major

Waxlip orchid, parson-in-the-pulpit, purple cockatoo orchid

This deciduous terrestrial grows in open forests around Brisbane.

It has a single hairy leaf with a flower stem to 30 cm with a single flower 45 mm across.

The other orchid which can be confused with this orchid is Caladenia minorata which does not have the white base to the labellum nor the yellow callus at the base of the labellum.

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