Caladenia vulgaris

Slender Pink-fingers

See Caladenia carnea from which it has been separated.

Additional information

  • SynonymSeparated from Caladenia carnea, Petalochilus vulgaris
  • FamilyOrchidaceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Sizeto 35 cm high
  • Plant groupingOrchids
  • LeavesLonger leaf to 30 cm which can be longer than the flowering stem.
  • Flower colourDull pink
  • Flowering timeNovember to December
  • Flowers1-2 small flowers to 15 mm wide, seem to self-pollinate.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsWell drained soil in heathy woodlands.
  • Garden useUse of orchids in gardens is not recommended, unless they already occur naturally, in which case they need to be protected. Removing orchids from the bush usually results in their death and further depletes remaining wild orchid populations.
  • Commercially availableNever
  • Conservation statusPoorly known in Victoria with few known populations. Significant within the Shire. Known from 1 collection on Mt. Dandenong. The plant community is uncertain as it is more common in heathland.
  • Aboriginal Use Food - tuber
Photographer/s: 1 Colin Rowan ©; 2 Richard Hartlands ©

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