Orchidaceae Juss.
Paracaleana granitica Hopper & A.P.Br. , legitimate, scientific
Hopper, S.D. & Brown, A.P. (30 June 2006), Australia's wasp-pollinated flying duck orchids revised (Paracaleana: Orchidaceae). Australian Systematic Botany 19(3): 230-232, Figs 2, 16, 17 (map) [tax. nov.]
  • Type: "Sullivan Rock on Albany Highway, 32˚23'S, 116˚15'E, 26 Nov. 1986, S.D.Hopper 5835. holo: PERTH 904309!."
  • Etymology: "Named from the Latin for granite, the common, coarse-grained, light-coloured, hard igneous rock consisting chiefly of quartz, orthoclase or microcline, and mica."
Brown, A., Dundas, P., Dixon, K. & Hopper, S. (2008), Orchids of Western Australia: 236 [secondary reference]
common name: Granite duck orchid [n/a]
  • Etymology: "granite, alluding to the habitat of the species"
Hoffman, N. & Brown, A. (2011), Orchids of South-West Australia Edn. 3: 256 [secondary reference]
common name: Granite Duck Orchid [n/a]
  • Etymology: "... confined to granite outcrops, hence the name granitica."
Miller, J.T. & Clements, M.A. (30 June 2014), Molecular phylogenetic analyses of Drakaeinae: Diurideae (Orchidaceae) based on DNA sequences of the internal transcribed spacer region. Australian Systematic Botany 27(1): 16 [basionym]
basionym of: Caleana granitica (Hopper & A.P.Br.) M.A.Clem. legitimate
Backhouse, G.N., Bates, R.J., Brown, A.P. & Copeland, L.M. (1 March 2016), Checklist of the orchids of Australia including its island territories: 30, 130 [secondary reference]
Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria (28 February 2018), Australian Plant Census: - [nomenclatural synonym]
nomenclatural synonym of: Caleana granitica (Hopper & A.P.Br.) M.A.Clem. legitimate
Hopper, S.D. & Brown, A.P. (10 December 2019), Update on generic and specific nomenclature in Paracaleana (Drakaeinae), Caladeniinae and a new name in Caladenia (Orchidaceae). Nuytsia 30: 280 [secondary reference]
Jones, D.L. (January 2021), Native Orchids of Australia Edn. 3: 292 [taxonomic synonym]
taxonomic synonym of: Sullivania granitica D.L.Jones nom. inval.
Clements, M.A. & Jones, D.L. (19 November 2021), Notes on Australasian Orchidaceae 7: updates on the nomenclature of Sullivania (Diurideae: Drakaeinae). Lankesteriana 21(3): 316 [basionym]
basionym of: Sullivania granitica (Hopper & A.P.Br.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. legitimate
Brown, A. (19 July 2022), The Complete Orchids of Western Australia 2: 70 [secondary reference]
common name: Granite Duck Orchid [n/a]
  • Etymology: "From the Latin granitum (granite), in reference to the granite outcrop habitat of this species."