10-15cm tall with maroon hairs, leaf to 15 cm.
5-10 cm across. Petals and sepals with maroon hairs, quite broad and rounded at the tip, dark pink or carmine shading to white at the base. Labellum white or pink, red-barred internally with two rows of bright yellow topped calli to the midlobe base. The yellow tipped midlobe may have up to 3–4 short yellow topped calli each side and a scalloped margin near the tip.
October - November.
Scrub and open forest in dappled shade, on road and track sides. North Cape to Nelson.
Often locally abundant; not threatened but naturally uncommon.
The smallest New Zealand Caladenia. It has been confused with and identified as C. bartlettii by some field botanists for many years.
Small size and broad, round tipped petals and sepals, strong pink to dark red, fading towards the base.