!Pheladenia deformis (R.Br.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2001 Photo courtesy of Tony Watkinson of Australia

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Common Name The Mishapen Pheladenia [refers to the labellum] - Blue Fairies - Bluebeard Orchid

Flower Size 1 1/4" [3 cm]

Found as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing, terrestrial species in Southern New South Walesa, Western Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia and Tasmania occuring in heathland, box forests, coastal scrubs at elevations up to 1000 meters with a round, pilose tuber giving rise to a pilose, green and white stem carrying a single, linear, sparsely pilose, acute leaf towards the base and 2 lanceolate, acute bracts where it blooms in the spring on an erect, 6" [30 cm] long, single flowered, pilose inflorescence.

Synonyms Caladenia barbata Lindl. 1840; *Caladenia deformis R.Br. 1910; Caladenia deformis var. alba Guilf. 1911; Caladenia deformis var. albiflora Benth. 1873; Caladenia unguiculata Lindl. 1839; Cyanicula deformis (R.Br.) S.D.Hopper & A.P.Brown 2000; Pentisea deformis (R.Br.) Szlach. 2001;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lindleyana Vol 15 No 2 2000 as Cyanicula deformis; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 41 2001 as Caladenia deformis photo fide; Orchids of Australia Riley & Banks 2002 as Caladenia deformis; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide;

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