The McIvor Spider-orchid is a terrestrial, deciduous herb with a single leaf of 60 to 100 mm long by 8 to 10 mm wide, lanceolate in shape, green and sparsely hairy. The species has a slender hairy, green or reddish flower stem, growing to 20 cm tall. Its labellum is pale yellow, with reddish spotting.
McIvor Spider-orchid |
Status: Endangered on the EPBC Act list
Government evidence of impact of climate change:
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Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Caladenia audasii
The McIvor spider orchid s habitat is adapted to low frequency fire (Todd 2000).
Fire Timing and potential The role of fire for the McIvor spider orchid is unknown. frequency However; fires that occur in autumn; winter and spring; after the species shoots but before seed is set; may pose a threat.