Friends of Baluk Willam Nature Conservation Reserve
Species Database

This database has been compiled to showcase some of the species found in the reserve.

Early Finger Orchid

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TitleEarly Finger Orchid
CategoryOrchid
SubjectFinger Orchid
Common NameEarly Finger Orchid/Caladenia
Scientific NameStegostyla (Caladenia) praecox
Flowering Timeaug,sep
Photo Date06-Sep-2009 13:52
PhotographerR Richter
Post Date05-Sep-2012
DescriptionMedium sized finger-orchid with mostly white flowers but usually with some purplish tips to the tepals. Usually produces multiple flowers.
DistributionLimited to near the southern Loop Track intersection.
Similar SpeciesStegostyla/Caladenia gracilis looks very similar but for praecox the calli on top of the column extend further back.
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