Dusky Fingers

Dusky Fingers
Photographer
Dean Rouse
Common Name
Dusky Fingers
Scientific Name
Caladenia fuscata
Size
15cm
Leaf Description
Single narrow leaf 11cm x 3mm, sparsely hairy.
General Description
An orchid, to 15cm tall, with a single, erect, narrow leaf at the base of a sparesly hairy stem bearing a white or pink, fan-shaped flower.
Flower Description
Single white to deep pink flower to 15mm across, with red bars on the labellum and column. Lateral sepals and petals pointed and projecting forward. 3-lobed labellum with recurved mid lobe and yellow calli along mid-lobe and on margins. Two rows of yellow calli in the centre.
Flower Colour
White or Pink with red markings
Suburb
Wattle Glen, Panton Hill, Christmas Hills, Smiths Gully, Hurstbridge, Cottles Bridge, St Andrews, Plenty, Yarrambat, Arthurs Creek, Strathewen, Diamond Creek
Flowering Months
August
September
Habitat
Grassy Dry Forest, Heathy Woodland
Date of Last Record
1990-1999
Growing Conditions
Well drained soils. Full sun - semi-shade.