Pheladenia deformis

Pheladenia deformis

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Orchidioideae
Tribe: Diurideae
SubTribe: Caladeniinae
Genus: Pheladenia
Species: P. deformis
Binomial name
Pheladenia deformis
(R.Br.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2001

Pheladenia deformis is a species of Pheladenia.


Plants bloom in the spring with a single 3 cm wide flower.


Plant is found growing in the forest of Southern New South Walesa, Western Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia and Tasmania, Australia at elevations up to 1000 meters


Grow plants in cool temperatures with moderate amounts of light. Plants require a summer dormancy. Withold watering and allow the medium to dry out during the summer and water regularly during the winter. Pot in a well drain terrestrial mix of sand, soil and peat.


Pheladenia deformis alba Pheladenia deformis var. alba Sepals, petals and lip are white.
Pheladenia deformis mauve Pheladenia deformis var. mauve Sepals, petals and lip are purple.


Common name: The Mishapen Pheladenia, Blue Fairies Orchid


  1. Caladenia barbata Lindl. 1840
  2. *Caladenia deformis R.Br. 1910
  3. Caladenia deformis var. alba Guilf. 1911
  4. Caladenia deformis var. albiflora Benth. 1873
  5. Caladenia unguiculata Lindl. 1839
  6. Cyanicula deformis (R.Br.) S.D.Hopper & A.P.Brown 2000
  7. Pentisea deformis (R.Br.) Szlach. 2001

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