Leptoceras is a genus in the Orchidaceae family endemic to Australia. It has one recognized species that is widely distributed in many states where it is found in forest and heathlands on a variety of soils.

Leptoceras menziesii syn. Caladenia menziesii, is commonly known as the Rabbit or Hare Orchid. It is a terrestrial tuberous orchid with reddish pink and white flowers. Flowers have two broad white sepals projecting forwards and two long red ear-like petals erect behind the flower. There is a single bright green ovate basal leaf. This species grows in colonies and flowers best after fires. Photograph by Mary Sue Ittner taken at a wild flower show in Albany, Western Australia, September 2007.

Leptoceras menziesii, Mary Sue Ittner

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