Caladenia chamaephylla D.L.Jones 1999 SUBGENUS Petalochilus

Drawing by Lewis Roberts and Wikipedia Website

Part Shade CoolColdFall THROUGH EARLY Winter

Common Name The Short Leaved Caladenia - The Red Leaf Fingers Orchid

Flower Size 1/2" to .6" [1.2 to 1.5 cm]

Found in Queensland in open forests amongst shrubs at elevations of 200 to 500 meters as a miniature to just small sized, as a cool to cold growing terrestrial with a prostrate, thin, linear, pubescent, reddish beneath leaf that blooms in the fall through early winter on an erect, 3.2 to 6.4" [8 to 16 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Petalochilus chamaephyllus (D.L.Jones) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Petalochilus chamaephylla photo good;