Caladenia hillmanii D.L.Jones 1994 SUBGENUS Petalochilus

Photo by Greg Steenbeeke and his Picasa Orchid Photo Website

Part Shade ColdLATEWinter EARLY Spring

Common Name Hillman's Caladenia - The Purple Heart Fingers Orchid

Flower Size .8 to 1" [2 to 2.5 cm]

Found in New South Wales in coastal forests among low shrubs at elevations of sealevel to 200 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial with a linear, pubescent leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an erect, 6 to 10" [15 to 25 cm] long, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Petalochilus hillmanii (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 hillmanii photo good;