Caladenia clavigera

Common Name:

Plain-lip Spider Orchid



Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wannon, Grampians, Midlands, Victorian Volcanic Plain, Otway Plain, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (CDEHJKMPRTVWZ) also SA, NSW, Tas
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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Open-forest and heathland 1

Flower Description:

Yellowish-green with a red central stipe. Labellum greenish and red 1


Terrestrial orchid to 26 cm tall 1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

The leaf is 4-10 cm long, flowers are solitary. The lateral lobes of the labellum are not toothed 1


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Conservation status:

Not threatened


1 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria