Description The Plain-lip Spider Orchid is a ground growing orchid that flowers in spring. Usually a single flower is produced (rarely two flowers). The spider flower has narrow petals and sepals to 5 cm long that are red and edged with pale green. The labellum is about 1 cm wide and reddish maroon in color with pale greenish edges. The sepals taper to a clubbed tip, and the dorsal sepal is erect and hooded. The plant produces a single grassy leaf that grows to 10 cm long and 1 cm wide. The plant grows from a tuber.
Habitat Caladenia clavigera grows in heathland and eucalypt forest
Distribution found in eastern New South Wales, south east of South Australia and eastern Tasmania. The Atlas of Living Australia list it as endangered or extinct in South Australia.