Caladenia carnea

Common name: 

Pink Fingers

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wimmera, Wannon, Grampians, Midlands, Otway Plain, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, East Gippsland (CDEHJMNPRSTVWXZ) also Qld, NSW, ACT, Tas

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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Found in most habitats, particularly in heathlands and heathy understory1

Flower description:

Deep pink with green tinge2


Terrestrial orchid to 30 cm tall1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This plant has slender green to red-green stems. The leaves are single, thin and narrow (to 15 mm). The labellum is three lobed and the flower is fragrant (but not sweet)2

Image of Caladenia carnea
Image of Caladenia carnea
Conservation status:

Not threatened


1 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria
2 Meagher, D. and Kohout, M. (2001). “A field guide to Wilsons Promontory”. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic.