Caladenia prolata D.L.Jones 1991 SUBGENUS Petalochilus

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Part Shade Cold Spring

Common Name The ? Caladenia - The Long Leaf Fingers Orchid

Flower Size .32 to 4" [.8 to 1 cm]

Found in Victoria and Tasmania in coastal scrub and in heathy forests at elevations of sealevel to 50 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial with a thin, linear, hairy, basally red leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, 4.8 to 9.6" [12 to 24 cm] long, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Petalochilus prolatus (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 prolatus photo good;