Cyanicula gemmata & Cyanicula ixioides plate
Cyanicula gemmata & Cyanicula ixioides from
Australian Orchids

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Orchidioideae
Tribe: Diurideae
SubTribe: Caladeniinae
Genus: Cyanicula
S.D.Hopper & A.P.Brown 2000
Type Species

Cyanicula, abbreviated as Cca. in horticultural trade, are a small family of mostly blue orchids from Australia.


Plants in this genus are distributed in Australia.


The genus was separated from Caladenia in 2000.


Grow plants in cool temperatures with moderate amounts of light. Plants require a summer dormancy. Withold watering and allow the medium to dry out during the summer and water regularly during the winter. Pot in a well drain terrestrial mix of sand, soil and peat.


The genus is named after the bluish color of species in this genus

Species Edit

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