Caladenia alata R.Br. 1810 SUBGENUS Petalochilus

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Photos by Colin Rowan and his Retired Aussies Website

Part Sun ColdSpring

Common Name The Winged Caladenia - Fairy Fingers Orchid

Flower Size 1.6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania Australia as well as New Zealand in heathy forest, coastal scrub and heathlands at elevations of sea level to 250 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with an elongate, narrow, linear to terete, pilose acute leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, 2.4 to 5.6" [6 to 14 cm] long, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence carrying short lived flowers.

Synonyms Caladenia carnea var. alata (R.Br.) Domin 1915; Caladenia carnea var. exigua (Cheeseman) Rupp 1944; Caladenia catenata var. exigua (Cheeseman) W.M.Curtis 1979; Caladenia exigua (Cheeseman) Cheeseman 1912 publ. 1913; Caladenia holmesii Rupp 1954; Caladenia minor var. exigua Cheeseman 1906; Petalochilus alatus (R.Br.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Petalochilus alata photo good; The Native Orchids of New Zealand, A Colour Field Guide Scanlen & St George 2010 photo fide;