Slender Pink Fingers
Previous Species Names
Separated from C. carnea, Petalochilus vulgaris
Linear, to 30 cm x 3 mm, sparsely hairy. Almost as long as the flowering stem.
35 cm tall, with a single, erect, narrow leaf at the base of a sparsely hairy stem bearing one or two small dull pink fan-shaped flowers. Rare in Victoria. Flowers often only partially open and it may self-pollinate.
1-2 light small light pink flowers to 12mm across. Dorsal sepal erect and lateral sepals and petals projecting forward, almost horizontal. 3-lobed white or pink labellum, with red transverse barring. Yellow calli on margins and 2 rows of calli down the mid-lobe.
Bend of Islands, Christmas Hills
Damp Forest, Heathy Woodland, Wet Forest
Date of Last Record
Moist soil, full sun to semi-shade.
Conservation Status Vic