|This deciduous terrestrial occurs in open eucalypt forests
where the grass is sparse.
The single leaf is grasslike to 60mm by 2mm. The flower stem grows to
about 120mm tall with generally one but occasionally two flowers.
The flowers are small, only around 12mm by 15mm. The sepal and petal
colour varies from white to pink and the dorsal sepal is much narrower
than the lateral sepals and petals. The labellum has red stripes with two
rows of yellow calli. The column is green with red stripes. The labelum side lobes
curl inwards embracing the column.
This orchid can be identified by its small flowers, red stripes on
labellum, narrow dorsal sepal and incurved labellum sidelobes.
It is similar to Caladenia carnea
but can be separated by Caladenia fuscata's much smaller flowers,
thinner flower stem and labellum side lobes curling inwards.