White Fingers

White Fingers
Photographer
Lynne hillier
Common Name
White Fingers
Scientific Name
Caladenia catenata
Size
8-30cm
Leaf Description
Single narrow sparsely hairy leaf 6-15cm x 1-2mm.
General Description
Slender erect perennial growing from round tubers, scattered plants form extensive colonies. Hairy green or reddish stem. Dies down in hot weather.
Flower Description
Single white flower, occasionally pink to 40mm across. Lateral sepals projecting fowards and dorsal sepal erect. 3-lobed labellum with mid-lobe recurved with yellow to orange tip, two rows of yellow or white clubbed calli in the centre.
Flower Colour
White with green column
Suburb
North Warrandyte, Eltham, Christmas Hills, Bend of Islands, Plenty, Research, Diamond Creek, Kangaroo Ground
Flowering Months
September
October
Habitat
Open forest and heathy woodlands
Date of Last Record
2000-2015
Growing Conditions
Well drained soil in foothills. Semi shade.