Australian Native Plants

  Caladenia catenata (Lady Finger Orchid)


Caladenia catenata photo
Lady Finger Orchid (Caladenia catenata

Photograph by Louise Docker from sydney, Australia. Some rights reserved.    (view image details)




LADY FINGER ORCHID FACTS

distribution map showing range of Caladenia catenata in Australia

Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License


Common Name
Lady Finger Orchid

Description
The Lady Finger Orchid is a terrestrial orchid from eastern Australia. The flowers are white or rarely pale pink. The sepals and petals are relatively broad for this genus, and are similar in shape to Caladenia carnea. One or two flowers are produced from a plant, with the flowering from august to October. The plant has a single narrow grassy leaf that grows to 12 cm long by 4cm wide from the base of the plant. The yellow-tipped labellum is white with three lobes. This plant is deciduous and dies back to the ground in summer.

Height
10cm - 20cm

Habitat
Caladenia carnea grows in shrubland, woodland and dry forest.

Distribution
found in eastern New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria.

Classification
Class:Liliopsida
Order:Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Genus:Caladenia
Species:catenata
Common Name:Lady Finger Orchid


Relatives in same Genus
  Caladenia ampla
  Caladenia arenicola
  Caladenia carnea
  Caladenia clavigera
  Caladenia crebra
  Caladenia cruciformis
  Caladenia flava
  Caladenia fulva
  Caladenia fuscata
  Caladenia gracilis
  Caladenia integra
  Caladenia latifolia
  Caladenia leptochila
  Caladenia longicauda
  Caladenia moschata
  Caladenia paludosa
  Caladenia roei
  Caladenia tentaculata
  Caladenia ustulata
  Caladenia venusta
  Caladenia versicolor
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