Caladenia vulgaris D.L.Jones 1991 SUBGENUS Petalochilus

Another Flower Photos by Colin Rowan and his Retired Aussies Website


Common Name The Common Caladenia Summer Fingers

Flower Size 3/5" [1.5 cm]

Found mainly in western Victoria and Tasmania Australia at elevations of sea level to 150 meters in damp sandy heathlands and coastal scrub as a medium sized cold growing terrestrial orchid with a single, basally red, elongate leaf that blooms in the spring through early summer on an erect, to 14" [35 cm] tall, 1 or 2 flowered inflorescence with short lived, self-pollinating flowers

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo good