Caladenia fuscata ( H.G.Reichb. ) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 1989 SECTION Petalochilus

Photo courtesy of Cathy Powers and herAUSTRALIAN TERRESTRIAL ORCHIDS OTHER FLORA & FAUNA BANJORAH Website

Lip Detail Photos courtesy of Colin Rowan and his Orchid Website

Common Name The Dusky Caladenia - Dusky Fingers Orchid

Flower Size 5/8" [1.5 cm]

Found in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia as well as New Zealand as miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial orchid occuring in most types of forest habitat, at times growing in what appears to be rock-hard dirt at elevations of sea level to 800 meters with a single leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, thin, 6" [15 cm] tall, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Caladenia carnea var. fuscata Rchb.f. 1871; Petalochilus fuscatus ( Rchb.f. ) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2001

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

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