Caladenia Orchids

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Caladenia alata
 
Caladenia bartlettii
 
Caladenia aff bartlettii
 
Caladenia chlorostyla
Pink Fingers
Caladenia alata
Syn: Petalochilus alatus
Rainbow Mt - Waiotapu
Photo: Michael Pratt

Flowers August - November
A slender species with pink, white, or
mauve flowers. Labellum mid-lobe is
orange and sharply curled backward.


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Mauve Fingers
Caladenia bartlettii
Syn: Petalochilus bartlettii
Waikumete - Auckland
Photo: Allan Ducker

Flowers September - November
Found mainly in the kauri zone north
of Auckland, but also Wairarapa and
Nelson. Flowers crimson to magenta.


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Mauve Fingers
Caladenia aff bartlettii
Syn: Petalochilus aff bartlettii
Te Paki - Far North
Photo: Eric Scanlen

Flowers November
Half the size of C. bartlettii, and has
only one marginal callus to the base
of the midlobe.


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Green Fingers
Caladenia chlorostyla
Syn: Petalochilus chlorostylus
Diggers Valley - Kaitaia
Photo: Gary Little

Flowers September - February
A greenish-white species found in
scrubland and forests at scattered
localities throughout New Zealand.


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Caladenia minor
 
Caladenia nitidoa-rosea
 
Caladenia nothofageti
 
Caladenia pusilla
White Fingers
Caladenia minor
Syn: Caladenia aff chlorostyla
Rainbow Mountain - Waiotapu
Photo: Michael Pratt

Flowers October - February
Similar to C. chlorostyla, but smaller,
flowers later, and has dark sessile glands
on the outer surface of the tepals.


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Pink Fingers
Caladenia nitidoa-rosea
Syn: Caladenia fuscata
Te Hapua Road - Waitiki Landing
Photo: Eric Scanlen

Flowers October
Found along tracksides and amongst
scrub at scattered locations. Tepals
pink fading to white at the base.


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White Fingers
Caladenia nothofageti
Syn: Petalochilus nothofageti
Wainuiomata - Wellington
Photo: Ian St George

Flowers December
Similar in appearance to C chlorostyla.
Mainly confined to montane scrub
and well lit Beech forests.


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Small Pink Fingers
Caladenia pusilla
Syn: Petalochilus pusillus
Papawiri Hill - Te Paki
Photo: Eric Scanlen

Flowers October - November
A small pink flowered species found
in scrub and open clay areas from
Wellington northward. Very slender.


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Caladenia red-stem
 
Red Fingers
Caladenia "red stem"
Syn: Petalochilus "red stem"
Puffer Track - Kaitoke
Photo: Eric Scanlen

Flowers November - January
Resembles Caladenia aff. chlorostyla,
but distinguished by the distinctive
dark red-brown stem.


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Caladenia variegata
 
Pink Fingers
Caladenia variegata
Syn: Petalochilus variegatus
Okoia - Wanganui
Photo: Michael Pratt

Flowers November - December
Found in scrubland and light forests
at scattered localities. Pale pink with
a green tinge in the dorsal sepal.


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