Caladenia bartlettii


Caladenia bartlettii
Syn: Petalochilus bartlettii
Mauve Fingers
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PLANT: Terrestrial tuberous herb.
10 to 15cm high when in flower. The slender stem sparsely covered in short hairs.

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

FLOWERS: Usually only one. 1 - 1.5cm across. Tepals dark pink or carmine shading to white at the base. 2 rows of calli on the labellum with bright yellow tops. Labellum with red stripes. Midlobe yellow with few marginal calli.

FLOWERING TIME: October - November.

HABITAT: Dappled shade in damp leached soil, road and trackside's.

CONSERVATION STATUS: At Risk - Naturally Uncommon.

NOTES: Was thought to be confined to the Kauri zone, but has now been recorded in other areas as well.
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