Pheladenia deformisCommon name: Blue Fairy Orchid

Meaning of name: The origin of Pheladenia is unknown. Deformis is Latin meaning departing from the correct shape.

Distribution: Widespread throughout the Southwest from north of Kalbarri to east of Israelite Bay.

Description: A single blue flower is held up to 15cm above a single leave from May to September.

References: Western Australian Plant Names and their Meanings, a Glossary. FA Sharp. 1996.
Orchids of South-West Australia. Noel Hoffman & Andrew Brown. 1992.