Caladenia latifolia, reptans, nana - Pink Fairy and Pink Fan Orchids

While having flowers of similar shape and colour, the four species on this page do have some differences. See the notes under each species for more information.

Caladenia latifolia - Pink Fairy

Caladenia latifolia - Pink Fairy

Caladenia latifolia - Pink Fairy

Caladenia latifolia - Pink Fairy

Caladenia latifolia - Pink Fairy

Caladenia latifolia - Pink Fairy

Caladenia latifolia - Pink Fairy

Caladenia latifolia - Pink Fairy

Caladenia latifolia - Pink Fairy

Caladenia latifolia - Pink Fairy

Caladenia latifolia - Pink Fairy

Caladenia latifolia - Pink Fairy

Caladenia latifolia - Pink Fairy

Caladenia latifolia - Pink Fairy

Caladenia latifolia - Pink Fairy

Caladenia latifolia - Pink Fairy

Caladenia latifolia - Pink Fairy

Caladenia latifolia - Pink Fairy

Caladenia latifolia - Pink Fairy

Caladenia latifolia - Pink Fairy

Caladenia latifolia - Pink Fairy

Caladenia latifolia - Pink Fairy

Caladenia latifolia - Pink Fairy

Caladenia latifolia - Pink Fairy

Caladenia latifolia - Pink Fairy

Caladenia latifolia - Pink Fairy

Caladenia latifolia - Pink Fairy

Caladenia latifolia - Pink Fairy

Caladenia latifolia - Pink Fairy

Caladenia latifolia - Pink Fairy

Caladenia latifolia - Pink Fairy Orchid

Caladenia latifolia - Pink Fairy Orchid

Caladenia latifolia - Pink Fairy Orchid

Caladenia latifolia - Pink Fairy Orchid

Caladenia latifolia - Pink Fairy Orchid

Caladenia latifolia - Pink Fairy Orchid

Caladenia latifolia - Pink Fairy Orchid

Caladenia latifolia - Pink Fairy Orchid

Caladenia latifolia - Pink Fairy Orchid

Caladenia latifolia - Pink Fairy Orchid

Caladenia latifolia - Pink Fairy Orchid

Caladenia latifolia - Pink Fairy Orchid

Caladenia latifolia - Pink Fairy Orchid

Caladenia latifolia - Pink Fairy Orchid

Caladenia latifolia - Pink Fairy Orchid

Caladenia latifolia - Pink Fairy Orchid

Caladenia latifolia - Pink Fairy Orchid

Caladenia latifolia - Pink Fairy Orchid

Caladenia latifolia - Pink Fairy Orchid

Caladenia latifolia - Pink Fairy Orchid

Caladenia latifolia - Pink Fairy Orchid

Caladenia latifolia - Pink Fairy Orchid

The Pink Fairy Orchid is found between Geraldton and Esparence, mainly in coastal areas. The pink colour is highly variable, from almost white to very dark. These orchids often recolonise disturbed habitat and can be found growing in gardens. The Pink Fairy will readily hybridise with the Cowslip where the two are found together.


Caladenia reptans - Dwarf Pink Fairy

Caladenia reptans - Dwarf Pink Fairy

Caladenia reptans - Dwarf Pink Fairy

Caladenia reptans - Dwarf Pink Fairy

Caladenia reptans - Dwarf Pink Fairy

Caladenia reptans - Dwarf Pink Fairy

Caladenia reptans - Dwarf Pink Fairy

Caladenia reptans - Dwarf Pink Fairy

Caladenia reptans - Dwarf Pink Fairy

Caladenia reptans - Dwarf Pink Fairy

Caladenia reptans - Dwarf Pink Fairy

Caladenia reptans - Dwarf Pink Fairy

Caladenia reptans - Dwarf Pink Fairy

Caladenia reptans - Dwarf Pink Fairy

Caladenia reptans - Dwarf Pink Fairy

Caladenia reptans - Dwarf Pink Fairy

Caladenia reptans - Dwarf Pink Fairy

Caladenia reptans - Dwarf Pink Fairy

Caladenia reptans - Dwarf Pink Fairy

Caladenia reptans - Dwarf Pink Fairy

Caladenia reptans - Dwarf Pink Fairy

Caladenia reptans - Dwarf Pink Fairy

The Dwarf Pink Fairy is very similar to the Pink Fairy and is pretty much a miniture version of it. It is common throughout the Darling Range and western wheatbelt. It often hybridises with the Cowslip to produce the named hybrid Caladenia spectabilis.


Caladenia nana subsp. nana - Pink Fan Orchid

Caladenia nana subsp. nana - Little Pink Fan Orchid

Caladenia nana subsp. nana - Pink Fan Orchid

Caladenia nana subsp. nana - Little Pink Fan Orchid

Caladenia nana subsp. nana - Pink Fan Orchid

Caladenia nana subsp. nana - Little Pink Fan Orchid

Caladenia nana subsp. nana - Pink Fan Orchid

Caladenia nana subsp. nana - Little Pink Fan Orchid

Caladenia nana subsp. nana - Pink Fan Orchid

Caladenia nana subsp. nana - Little Pink Fan Orchid

Caladenia nana subsp. nana - Pink Fan Orchid

Caladenia nana subsp. nana - Little Pink Fan Orchid

Caladenia nana subsp. nana - Pink Fan Orchid

Caladenia nana subsp. nana - Little Pink Fan Orchid

Caladenia nana subsp. nana - Little Pink Fan

Caladenia nana subsp. nana - Little Pink Fan Orchid

Caladenia nana subsp. nana - Little Pink Fan Orchid

Caladenia nana subsp. nana - Little Pink Fan Orchid

Caladenia nana subsp. nana - Little Pink Fan Orchid

Caladenia nana subsp. nana - Little Pink Fan Orchid

Caladenia nana subsp. nana - Little Pink Fan Orchid

Caladenia nana subsp. nana - Little Pink Fan Orchid

Caladenia nana subsp. nana - Little Pink Fan Orchid

Caladenia nana subsp. nana - Little Pink Fan Orchid

Caladenia nana subsp. unita

Caladenia nana subsp. unita

Caladenia nana subsp. unita

Caladenia nana subsp. unita

Caladenia nana subsp. unita

Caladenia nana subsp. unita

Caladenia nana subsp. unita

Caladenia nana subsp. unita

Caladenia nana subsp. unita

Caladenia nana subsp. unita

Caladenia nana subsp. unita

Caladenia nana subsp. unita

Caladenia nana subsp. unita

Caladenia nana subsp. unita

Caladenia nana subsp. unita - Pink Fan Orchid

Caladenia nana subsp. unita - Pink Fan Orchid

Caladenia nana subsp. unita - Pink Fan Orchid

Caladenia nana subsp. unita - Pink Fan Orchid

Caladenia nana subsp. unita - Pink Fan Orchid

Caladenia nana subsp. unita - Pink Fan Orchid

Caladenia nana subsp. unita - Pink Fan Orchid

Caladenia nana subsp. unita - Pink Fan Orchid

Caladenia nana subsp. unita - Pink Fan Orchid

Caladenia nana subsp. unita - Pink Fan Orchid

The Pink Fan Orchid will generally only flower after a summer burn. The odd plants will be found flowering in non-burnt areas, but beautiful displays can be found in burnt bushland. The Little Pink Fan Orchid and the Pink Fan Orchid are pretty much the same in appearance. They both have partially united lateral sepals with the Little Pink Fan often having a greater section of the sepals united. The Pink Fan is distinguished by its much taller stems and later flowering period. The Pink Fan Orchid flowers from September to early October and is usually less than 10cm tall. The Pink Fan Orchid flowers from October to November and can reach 20cm tall. Where the two are found together, the Little Pink Fan will be nearing the end of its flowering period while the Pink Fan is just opening up.

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