Plants of the Castlemaine District

Pink Fingers - native (Caladenia carnea)

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Family: Orchidaceae (Orchid family).

Native of Eastern Australia and New Zealand.

Occurrence: Very common.


Pink Fingers is similar to the very common Dusky Caladenia. It differs in that Dusky Caladenia has forward pointing triangular lobes on the labellum. Dusky Caladenia also flowers earlier than Pink Fingers.

Name. Caladenia: Greek callos = beauty; aden = a gland, referring to the disc on the tongue; carnea: flesh coloured.

1: Pink Fingers, with a single Waxlip Orchid. Harcourt.

ttt Pink Fingers. 2: Eureka. 3, 4: Smiths Reef.