Caladenia unita Fitzg. 1882 SUBGENUS Caladeniastrum Photo by Colin and Mischa and their The Retired Aussies Website

Common Name The Pink Fan Orchid

Flower Size .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm]

Said to be a synonym of Caladenia nana but I will leave it separate for now. Found in Western Australia in winter wet heath flats and swamps as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial orchid with a purple blotched, reddish beneath leaf that blooms spring on an erect, 6 to 16" [15 to 40 cm] long, 1 to 6 flowered inflorescence and carrying sweetly fragrant flowers

Synonyms Caladenia nana subsp. unita (W.Fitzg.) Hopper & A.P.Br. 2001; Caladeniastrum unitum (Fitzg.) Szlach. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 drawing fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide