Slender Pink Fingers

Slender Pink Fingers
Photographer
Frank Pierce
Common Name
Slender Pink Fingers
Scientific Name
Caladenia vulgaris
Previous Species Names
Separated from C. carnea, Petalochilus vulgaris
Size
35cm
Leaf Description
Linear, to 30 cm x 3 mm, sparsely hairy. Almost as long as the flowering stem.
General Description
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.
Flower Description
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.
Flower Colour
Pink
Suburb
Bend of Islands, Christmas Hills
Flowering Months
November
December
Habitat
Damp Forest, Heathy Woodland, Wet Forest
Date of Last Record
2013
Growing Conditions
Moist soil, full sun to semi-shade.
Conservation Status Vic
Rare