Caladenia porphyrea D.L.Jones 1999 SUBGENUS Petalochilus Photo by Colin Bower and His Flora Search Website

Common Name The Purple Colored Caladenia - Purple Fingers

Flower Size 1 to 1.4" [2.5 to 3.5 cm]

Found in New South Wales Australia in heathlands and heathy forests in sand at elevations of sealevel to 350 meters as a cold growing terrestrial with a single, narrowly linear, acute leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, pubescent, 8 to 14" [20 to 35 cm] long, single flowered infloresence and carrying musky scented flowers.

Synonyms Petalochilus porphyreus (D.L.Jones) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Australia Banks & Riley 2002 drawing; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Petalochilus porphyreus photo ok