Caladenia nana Endl. 1846 SUBGENUS Caladeniastrum Photo by Ron Heberle and the Thelymitra Page of The Species Orchid Society of Western Australia

Plant and Flowers in situ Western Australia Photo by Harold Koopowitz

Common Name The Dwarf Caladenia - In Australia - The Little Pink Fan-Orchid

Flower Size 3/4" [1.8 cm]

Often cited as a synonym of C reptans. This southwestern Australian orchid is a miniature sized, cold growing, colony-forming terrestrial locally common in Jarrah forests in well drained loams with a basally purple blotched, reddish beneath leaf that blooms in the spring after a grassfire has past the previous summer on a 2 to 6" [5 to 15 cm] long, pubescent, 1 to 3 flowered, apically swollen inflorescence.

Synonyms Caladeniastrum nanum (Endl.) Szlach. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Digest Vol 66 #3 2002 photo fide; Flora's Orchids Nash & La Croix 2005; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide