Vascular Plants Australian Plant Name Index (APNI)

Showing Caladenia x enigma
Orchidaceae Juss.
Caladenia x enigma Hopper & A.P.Br. , legitimate, named hybrid
Hopper, S.D. & Brown, A.P. (21 September 2001), Contributions to Western Australian orchidology: 2. New taxa and circumscriptions in Caladenia. Nuytsia 14(1/2): 288-290, Fig. 73 (map) [tax. nov.]
  • Type: 0.4 km west along track parallel with railway line from tennis club, Kulikup, 33 50'S, 116 40'E, Western Australia, 4 October 1985, R. Peakall 0068 (holo: PERTH 00561088).
Hopper, S.D. & Brown, A.P. (29 April 2004), Robert Brown's Caladenia revisited, including a revision of its sister genera Cyanicula, Ericksonella and Pheladenia (Caladeniinae: Orchidaceae). Australian Systematic Botany 17(2): 208 [secondary reference]
  • Comment: "Caladenia barbarossa x C. longicauda"
Brown, A., Dundas, P., Dixon, K. & Hopper, S. (2008), Orchids of Western Australia: 336 [secondary reference]
common name: Enigmatic spider orchid [n/a]
  • Etymology: "puzzle, alluding to past confusion as to whether or not the orchid was a hybrid"
CHAH (28 February 2018), Australian Plant Census: - APC [secondary reference]
taxonomic synonym: Caladenia sp. [n/a] taxonomic synonym: Caladenia sp. [n/a] taxonomic synonym: x Drakodenia enigma Hopper, S.J.van Leeuwen, A.P.Br. & S.J.Patrick nom. inval.
  • APC Dist.: WA
Jones, D.L. (January 2021), Native Orchids of Australia Edn. 3: 162 [secondary reference]
common name: Enigmatic Spider Orchid [n/a]
Brown, A. (19 July 2022), The Complete Orchids of Western Australia 2: 266 [secondary reference]
common name: Enigmatic Spider Orchid [n/a]
  • Etymology: "From the Latin enigmus (puzzle), referring to past uncertainty as to whether this taxon was species or hybrid."