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OrchidCaladenia fuscata   

Dusky fingers at Aranda Bushland

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Caladenia fuscata at Aranda Bushland - 15 Oct 2016
Caladenia fuscata at Aranda Bushland - 15 Oct 2016
Caladenia fuscata at Aranda Bushland - 15 Oct 2016
Caladenia fuscata at Aranda Bushland - 15 Oct 2016
Caladenia fuscata at Aranda Bushland - 15 Oct 2016

Identification history

Orchid Caladenia fuscata 17 Oct 2016 TonyWood
Orchid Caladenia fuscata 17 Oct 2016 TonyWood
Orchid Caladenia carnea 16 Oct 2016 jasonbmackenzie

Author's notes

Site 4150 (fire orchid survey)

3 comments

TonyWood wrote:
   17 Oct 2016
C. fuscata is a more robust plant with athicker green stem, often with more than one flower.
   17 Oct 2016
Thanks for the clarification, Tony. There was such a gradient of white to pink in the petals across the site, I wasn't sure how to distinguish pink vs dusky fingers
TonyWood wrote:
   17 Oct 2016
Colour is not a good guide; C. fuscata can vary from white to deep pink; the backs of the flowers tend to be quite dark (dusky coloured).

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Location information

Species information

  • Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 9 Abundance
  • 15 Oct 2016 12:26 PM Recorded on
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