Caladenia Orchids

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Caladenia atradenia
 
Caladenia lyallii
 
Caladenia aff lyallii
 
Caladenia  alpina
Bronze Fingers
Caladenia atradenia
Syn: Stegostyla atradenia
Waikumete - Auckland
Photo: Allan Ducker

Flowers September - December
An uncommon & sparse species found
under light forest & scrub with poor soils.
Labellum mid-lobe dark maroon edged
with long marginal calli. Has a slender,
wiry stem covered in short hairs.


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White Fingers
Caladenia lyallii
Syn: Stegostyla lyallii
Horopito - Mt Ruapehu
Photo: Michael Pratt

Flowers November - January
Found in high altitude scrub and
grasslands in the north, and also
in beech forests in the south. White
flowers with red bars on the labellum
side-lobes, lamina and inner column.


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White Fingers
Caladenia aff lyallii
Syn: Stegostyla aff lyallii
Iwitahi - Taupo
Photo: Michael Pratt

Flowers November - January
There are several forms of Caladenia
lyallii. They may be separate taxa,
or merely variations of Caladenia lyallii.
Click on the more information link below
to view several of the variations.


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White Fingers
Caladenia alpina
Syn: Stegostyla alpina
Arthur's Pass
Photo: Kathleen Shepherd

Flowers November - January
Found in high altitude scrub and
grasslands in the South Island.
Similar in appearance to C lyallii,
but the flowers are larger, with broad
oval sepals and petals.


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Caladenia Bacon Creek
 
White Fingers
Caladenia "Bacon Creek"
Syn: Stegostyla "Bacon Creek"
Nelson Lakes
Photo: Georgina Upson

Flowers November - December
Known only from mature kanuka scrub
in the Nelson area. 1 to 2 flowers,
usually white but sometimes pale pink.
Dorsal sepal stands almost erect in fully
open flowers and the tip recurves.


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