Caladenia variegata Colenso 1885

SUBGENUS Petalochilus Photo by Phil in NZ at courtesy of Terrestrial Orchid Gallery

Full Shade ColdLATERSpring

Common Name The Varigated Caladenia - In New Zealand, The Big Pink, Pink Fingers

Flower Size .4 to .6" [1 to 1.5 cm]

Found in New Zealand on the north Island in montane to subalpine pine and native forests as a miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial orchid with a pubescent stem carrying a single, decumbent, long and very thin, usually covered in hairs leaf that blooms in the later spring on an erect 4 to 8" [10 to 20 cm] long, one to rarely 2 flowered inflorescence

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Native Orchids of New Zealand, A Colour Field Guide Scanlen & St George 2010 photo fide;