Caladenia fuscata
 
  • Caladenia fuscata
    Caladenia fuscata
    Te Hapua Road - Waitiki Landing
    Photo: Eric Scanlen
  • Caladenia fuscata
    Caladenia fuscata
    Te Hapua Road - Waitiki Landing
    Photo: Eric Scanlen

 

Caladenia fuscata
Syn: Petalochilus fuscatus
Pink Fingers
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PLANT: Terrestrial tuberous herb.
Up to 12cm high when in flower. The stem is reddish and covered in short hairs.

LEAVES: Single pale green leaf, long and thin, not hairy.

FLOWERS: 1 to 3 flowers, 14mm across. Tepals pink fading to white at the base. Dorsal sepal pink and speckled. Labellum with 2 rows of yellow topped calli and magenta stripes. Labellum midlobe yellow with wavy edges, and with 1 - 4 basal marginal calli on each side. Anther bright red.

FLOWERING TIME: October.

HABITAT: Tracksides amongst scrub.

CONSERVATION STATUS: Not Recorded. Rare.

NOTES: Recorded from the Far North, Coromandel, Omoana, Uruti, and the Aorangi Range. Also known as Caladenia "nitidoa-rosea".
     
     
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