Caladenia latifolia

Common name: 

Pink Fairies

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wannon, Grampians, Otway Plain, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (CDEHKNPTWXZ) also WA, SA, Tas

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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Dappled shade under tea-trees1

Flower description:



Terrestrial orchid to 40 cm tall2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species has a single, oblong leaf that is distinctly hairy. There are 1-4 flowers per stem1,2

Image of Caladenia latifolia
Image of Caladenia latifolia Image: David Meagher
Conservation status:

Not threatened


1 Meagher, D. and Kohout, M. (2001). “A field guide to Wilsons Promontory”. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic.
2 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria