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Tiny Caladenia

Caladenia pusilla

Description:

These orchids were grouped together in several patches over a western facing slope. Other orchids close by (Caladenia ) have yet to identify the species.

Habitat:

west facing slope, stony, some leaf litter, plants were grouped over a few metres, open Eucalypt forest

Notes:

They generally tolerate most weather conditions, however, soil must be quite free draining or a sandy loam Leaves: narrow-linear to 6 cm long and 1.5 mm wide. Flower: fan-shaped, pale pink to deep pink and about 1.5 cm across. Sepals and petals with pointed or rounded lobes; dorsal sepal incurved, spring. Labellum: 3-lobed, recurved narrow mid-lobe with 2 rows of yellowish calli.

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3 Comments

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

You've got some great stuff Aonach. Still active?

Aonach_Eagach
Aonach_Eagach 9 years ago

Actually not so sure about the species I'm trying to follow this guide to get a better idea.
http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/cgi-bi...

DeeSA
DeeSA 9 years ago

very nice - you're finding some good ones

Aonach_Eagach
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Aonach_Eagach

South Australia, Australia

Spotted on Oct 16, 2011
Submitted on Oct 17, 2011

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