Caladenia ornata (Nicholls) D.L.Jones 2000 SUBGENUS Petalochilus

Side View Of Flower Photos by Colin Rowan and his Retired Aussies Website

Part Shade Cold Spring

Common Name The Ornate Caladenia - The Ornate Pink Fingers Orchid

Flower Size 3/4 to 1" [1.8 to 2.5 cm]

Found in Victoria in heathy forests among shrubs at elevations of sealevel to 250 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial with a thin, linear, hairy leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, 4 to 7.2" [10 to 18 cm] long, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Caladenia carnea var. ornata Nicholls 1954; Petalochilus ornatus (Nicholls) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 as C carnea var ornata drawing fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Petalochilus ornatus photo good;