Duramana Fingers - profile

Indicative distribution

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The areas shown in pink and/purple are the sub-regions where the species or community is known or predicted to occur. They may not occur thoughout the sub-region but may be restricted to certain areas. ( click here to see geographic restrictions). The information presented in this map is only indicative and may contain errors and omissions.
Scientific name: Caladenia attenuata
Conservation status in NSW: Critically Endangered
Commonwealth status: Critically Endangered
Gazetted date: 30 May 2014
Profile last updated: 24 May 2018


Caladenia attenuata is an unusually tall terrestrial orchid, to 24cm high with white flowers, usually <10mm across. The dorsal sepal (back flower part) is lax, hooding the column; and the midlobe of the labellum (distinctive median petal) has entire wrinkled margins. The orchid flowers in spring, usually between October and November.


Caladenia attenuata is endemic to NSW. It has a highly restricted distribution, having been recorded from 2 localities within the Bathurst Ilford region with an area of occupance estimated to be 8 square kilometres. Recent surveys have only found an unconfirmed specimen from the Ilford site.

Regional distribution and habitat

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IBRA Bioregion IBRA Subregion Known or predicted Geographic restrictions region
NSW South Western SlopesCapertee Valley Predicted None
South Eastern HighlandsBathurst Predicted None
South Eastern HighlandsCapertee Uplands Predicted None
South Eastern HighlandsHill End Predicted None