Caladenia atradenia


Caladenia atradenia
Syn: Stegostyla atradenia
Bronze Fingers
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PLANT: Terrestrial tuberous herb.
To 30cm high. Slender, wiry stem covered in short hairs.

LEAVES: Single leaf, long and very thin, usually covered in hairs.

FLOWERS: 1 or 2, though usually only one. 1 - 2cm across. Greenish-yellow on the outside of the tepals, light coloured on the inside. Red bars on the inside of the labellum side-lobes. Labellum mid-lobe dark maroon edged with long marginal calli. Has 2 irregular rows of calli from the tip to the base of the labellum.

FLOWERING TIME: September - December.

HABITAT: Light forest and scrub with poor soils.
Prefers light to moderate shade.

CONSERVATION STATUS: At Risk - Naturally Uncommon.

NOTES: Usually grows as a solitary plant rather than in a group.
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