Caladenia aurantiaca (R.S.Rogers) Rupp 1947 SUBGENUS Petalochilus

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Photos by Colin Rowan and his Retired Aussies Website

Part Sun ColdSpring

Common Name The Orange Caladenia - The Orange Tip Fingers Orchid

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Victoria and Tasmania Australia in heathlands, heathy forests and coastal scrub at elevations of sealevel to 80 meters as a miniature to just small sized, cold growing terrestrial with a single, terete, pilose, acute leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, 2 to 6.8" [2 t o17 cm] long, 1 to 2 flowered, pilose inflorescence with short-lived, self pollinating flowers

Synonyms *Caladenia carnea var. aurantiaca R.S.Rogers 1922; Petalochilus aurantiacus (R.S.Rogers) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 drawing fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Petalochilus aurantiacus photo fide