Caladenia mentiens D.L.Jones 1998 SUBGENUS Petalochilus

Photo by Tindo 2 and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Part Shade cold Spring

Common Name The ? Caladenia - The Lesser Fingers Orchid

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

Found in Tasmania in heath, heath forests and open forests at elevations of sealevel to 800 meters as a mini-miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial with a single, thin, pubescent leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, .28 to .44" [.7 to 1.1 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Petalochilus mentiens (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 mentiens photo good;