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Caladenia pusilla
 

 

Caladenia pusilla
Syn: Petalochilus pusillus
Pink Fingers
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PLANT: Terrestrial tuberous herb.
Very slender, only 8 to 15cm high when in flower. Stem and ovary covered in short hairs.

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

FLOWERS: Single, up to 1cm across. Pinkish. Labellum with 2 rows of yellow clubbed calli down the centre. Labellum side-lobes with dark pink or maroon bars. Labellum mid-lobe yellow, triangular with 3 marginal calli at the base. Dorsal sepal short and often incurved. Sepals and petals broad oval in shape.

FLOWERING TIME: October - November.

HABITAT: Scrub and open clay areas.

CONSERVATION STATUS: Not Threatened. Uncommon.

NOTES: An Australian species, but the NZ plants may differ slightly.
     
     
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