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Caladenia sylvicola

SPECIES MANAGEMENT PROFILE

Caladenia sylvicolaforest fingers

Group:Magnoliophyta (flowering plants), Liliopsida (monocots), Orchidales, Orchidaceae
Status:Threatened Species Protection Act 1995: endangered
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999: Critically Endangered
Endemic
Status:
Found only in Tasmania
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Key Points

  • Important: Is this species in your area? Do you need a permit? Ensure you’ve covered all the issues by checking the Planning Ahead page.
  • Important: Different threatened species may have different requirements. For any activity you are considering, read the Activity Advice pages for background information and important advice about managing around the needs of multiple threatened species.
  

Surveying

Key Survey reliability more info
M Best time to survey
M Potential time to survey
M Poor time to survey
M Non-survey period

To ensure you follow the law - check whether your survey requires a permit. Always report any new records to the Natural Values Atlas, or send the information direct to the Threatened Species Section. Refer to the Activity Advice: Surveying page for background information.

Caladenia sylvicola Spring Summer Autumn Winter
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  • Flowers are required for the identification of this ground orchid which dies back to subterranean tubers after flowering. This species was not seen for many years (after a fire destroying the humus layer) but the time of flowering was well known from several precise observations and was considered as a few days either side of 1 November. At this time the local Caladenia carnea has finished and Caladenia cracens is just starting. In 2009, a single flower was detected at the known site on 25 October but withered a few days later.
  • The species has been found at 2 sites, the first in well-drained gravelly loam overlying mudstone in heathy/shrubby Eucalyptus tenuiramis forest on a highly insolated hillside at about 240 m elevation and the second at a slightly lower elevation (160 m) on a moist, sheltered slope (on a similar substrate), growing among leaf litter and dense shrubs in tall open dry sclerophyll forest dominated by Eucalyptus obliqua.

Helping the species


Cutting or clearing trees or vegetation

Burning

Agriculture

Construction

Subdivision

Earthworks

Changing water flow / quality


Use of chemicals

Recreation

Further information

​Check also for listing statement or notesheet pdf above (below the species image)​.

Cite as: Threatened Species Section (). (): Species Management Profile for Tasmania's Threatened Species Link. . Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment, Tasmania. Accessed on .

Contact details: Threatened Species Section, Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment, GPO Box 44, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, 7001. Phone (1300 368 550).

Permit: A permit is required under the Tasmanian Threatened Species Protection Act 1995 to 'take' (which includes kill, injure, catch, damage, destroy and collect), keep, trade in or process any specimen or products of a listed species. Additional permits may also be required under other Acts or regulations to take, disturb or interfere with any form of wildlife or its products, (e.g. dens, nests, bones). This may also depend on the tenure of the land and other agreements relating to its management. ​​​​​