Caladenia picta (Nicholls) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones ex Chapm. 1991 SUBGENUS Petalochilus

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Part Shade Cold EARLYfall

Common Name The Painted Caladenia - The Painted Fingers Orchid

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

Found in eastern New South Wales in coastal and near coastal heathy forests among shrubs at elevations of sealevel to 150 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with a thin, linear, hairy leaf that blooms in the early fall on an erect, 3.2 to 6" [8 to 15 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Caladenia alba var. picta Nicholls 1931; Petalochilus pictus (Nicholls) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 as Caladenia alba var picta drawing fide;Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Petalochilus pictus photo good;