Fertile Finger-orchid

Fertile Finger-orchid
Photographer
Gary Backhouse
Common Name
Fertile Finger-orchid
Scientific Name
Caladenia prolata
Size
25cm
Leaf Description
Linear, to 20cm x 4mm, sparsely hairy.
General Description
Single, erect, narrow leaf at base of an erect stem bearing one or two white, fan-shaped flowers to 25 cm tall. Poorly known in Victoria.
Flower Description
1-2 flowers greenish white inside and green with deep red central stripes on out, to 15mm across. Sepals and petals with weakly pointed tips, lateral sepals horizontal. 3-lobed labellum , with midlobe displaying a fringe of calli, 2 rows of central calli yellow on tip.
Flower Colour
White
Suburb
Christmas Hills, Bend of Islands, North Warrandyte, Kangaroo Ground, Wattle Glen, Research
Flowering Months
September
October
November
Habitat
Heathy Forest, Grassy Dry Woodland
Date of Last Record
1990-1999
Growing Conditions
Well drained soils.
Conservation Status Vic
Poorly known