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 understory 1

Flower Description:

Deep pink with green tinge 2


Terrestrial orchid to 30 cm tall 1

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


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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.