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Tiny pink fingers forest orchid With a flower of just 20 mm diameter, these native orchids are exquisite. <br />
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Found in the east of this country, as its name suggests, the flowers are pink, although some plants bear almost white flowers. At times, they have a light, sweet fragrance.<br />
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Caladenia carnea grows in heathland, woodland and dry forest.<br />
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Tiny pink fingers forest orchid

With a flower of just 20 mm diameter, these native orchids are exquisite.

Found in the east of this country, as its name suggests, the flowers are pink, although some plants bear almost white flowers. At times, they have a light, sweet fragrance.

Caladenia carnea grows in heathland, woodland and dry forest.

Height 20 cm.

    comments (16)

  1. What a fantastic image of this orchid. Posted 2 years ago
    1. Thank you Ernst. It was important to me to try and capture all the wonderful detail of this little beauty. Posted 2 years ago
  2. A gorgeous orchid! Posted 2 years ago
    1. I think so too. A real little forest gem. Posted 2 years ago
  3. Very beautiful! I hope your spring is starting out nicely <3. Posted 2 years ago
    1. I sighed last week as literally our second day of spring saw us with a temp of 82F and I thought - here we go...but it was a random spike and we are back to a more respectable 69 thank you very much! But yes, flora and fauna activity revving up once again. Posted 2 years ago
      1. Wonderful! I hope the temps remain pleasant as long as possible. You all deserve a lovely spring! Posted 2 years ago
  4. Classy and elegant! Posted 2 years ago
    1. Isn't it just? And in one so small, amazing. Posted 2 years ago
  5. Stunning!! Posted 2 years ago
    1. So glad you enjoyed, and thank you. Posted 2 years ago
  6. Today's Facebook post:

    Pink fingers (Caladenia carnea) is an exquisite plant in the orchid family (Orchidaceae). It is endemic to eastern and south-eastern Australia. {Spotted in NSW, Australia by JungleDragon user, Ruth Spigelman} #JungleDragon #Pinkfingers #Caladeniacarnea

    For more of Ruth's lovely photos: https://www.jungledragon.com/user/3314/popular
    Posted 2 years ago
    1. I'm in absolute awe. Posted 2 years ago
    2. Thanks so much for highlighting this tiny Australian botanical beauty. Posted 2 years ago
      1. You're welcome, Ruth! It's so gorgeous! Thanks for continually sharing such wonderful Aussie treasures with us! Posted 2 years ago
  7. Today's Facebook post:

    Today is day 2 of Wildflower Week on JungleDragon! We're sharing a dozen photos each day for the entire week! Enjoy! #JungleDragon #Wildflowers #Angiosperms #Floweringplants

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    Posted one year ago, modified one year ago

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''Caladenia carnea'', commonly known as pink fingers, is a plant in the orchid family Orchidaceae and is endemic to eastern and south-eastern Australia, including Tasmania. It has a single thin, green leaf and one to five white or pink flowers with red stripes and two rows of yellow-tipped "calli" on their labellum.

Similar species: Agaves, Aloes, Onions
Species identified by Ruth Spigelman
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By Ruth Spigelman

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Uploaded Sep 10, 2020. Captured Sep 6, 2020 10:50 in Unnamed Road, Tomago NSW 2322, Australia.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/10.0
  • 10/1250s
  • ISO250
  • 122mm