Tiny Pink-fingers

Tiny Pink-fingers
Photographer
Frank Pierce
Common Name
Tiny Pink-fingers
Scientific Name
Caladenia pusilla
Size
10cm
Leaf Description
Single narrow sparsely hairy leaf to 6-12cm x 0.5-2mm.
General Description
Slender erect perennial to 10 cm tall, with a single, erect, narrow leaf at the base of a sparsely hairy stem bearing a pink and white, fan-shaped flower. Forming small loose colonies.
Flower Description
Single cream to deep pink flower, pink to brown on the outer side, to 15mm across. Red transverse stripes on labellum and column. Perianth segments projecting forward often with rounded tips. Labellum 3-lobed, white to pink, lateral lobels oval and mid-lobe narrow fringed and yellow on the tip, 2 rows of yellow calli.
Flower Colour
Cream to deep pink
Suburb
Many
Flowering Months
September
October
November
Habitat
Damp Heathland, Grassy Dry Forest, Valley Grassy Forest, Valley Heathy Forest
Date of Last Record
2000-2015
Growing Conditions
Well drained moist to dryish soil. Semi-shade.