Victorian Naturalist 124: 124 (2007) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v); listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988
Flowering plant 12–20 cm tall. Leaf 6–12 cm long, 4–7 mm wide. Flower solitary; perianth segments 2–3.5 cm long, greenish yellow, with some pale red stripes; sepals 1.5–3 mm wide at base, tapered to filiform, clubbed tails, club 3–6 mm long, with dark reddish, sessile glands which are mostly tightly packed and contiguous; lateral sepals divergent, deflexed; petals spreading to deflexed, shorter than sepals, flattened at base, tapered to long acuminate apex, rarely with small, glandular, clubbed section near tip. Labellum curved forward with apex recurved and lateral lobes curved upwards, lamina broadly ovate to ovate-lanceolate, unlobed, 11–13 mm long and 7–9 mm wide (when flattened), dark red distally, basally greenish cream with pale reddish stripes; marginal calli deltate, mostly to 0.5 mm long, diminishing in size towards entire or slightly irregular mid-lobe; lamina calli in 4 rows, extending about half way to labellum apex, foot-shaped, to 1.5 mm long at base of lamina, decreasing in size towards apex. Flowers Sep.–Oct.
EGL, EGU. Also NSW. In Victoria apparently confined to heathland and heathy forests of East Gippsland on well-drained sandy loams.
Caladenia peisleyi is similar to, and could be confused with, a few other eastern species; see C. oreophila, C. montana, C. osmera and C. australis. It is also difficult to distinguish from the NSW species C. fitzgeraldii.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|