Caladenia latifolia R. Br. 1810 SUBGENUS Caladeniastrum

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Common Name The Broad Leafed Caladenia - In Australia "Pink Fairies"

Flower Size 1.4" [3.5 cm]

Found in southern Australia and Tasmania in sandy coastal scrublands and in open forests as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial with a single, hairy, often repent, lanceolate to oblong-lanceolate leaf that blooms in the late winter and spring in nature, on an erect, 16" [40 cm] long, single to several [1 to 4] flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Caladenia elongata Lindl. 1839; Caladenia latifolia var. alba Guilf. 1911; Caladenia mollis Lindl. 1839; Caladeniastrum latifolium (R.Br.) Szlach. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 drawing fide; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glen 2001; Australian Orchid Review Vol 70 No 5 2005; Flora's Orchids Nash & La Croix 2005; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 12 2007 photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide;