Caladenia pusilla W.M.Curtis 1980 SUBGENUS Petalochilus Photo courtesy of Cathy Powers and herAUSTRALIAN TERRESTRIAL ORCHIDS OTHER FLORA & FAUNA BANJORAH Website

Flower Closeup Photos courtesy of Colin Rowan and his Orchid Website

Common Name The Small Flowered Caladenia - Tiny Fingers Orchid

Flower Size 3/5" [1.5 cm]

Found in Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia at elevations of sea level to 150 meters in coastal heath and heathy forests as a miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial growing in sandy soils with a single leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, relatively thick, 4" [10 cm] tall, single flowered inflorescence with short-lived, self-pollinating flowers.

Synonyms Petalochilus pusillus ( W.M.Curtis ) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Petalochilus pusillus photo ok

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