This orchid has had a confusing history. Originally classified as Caladenia deformis, it was then placed into the then new genus Cyanicula with a number of other orchids that were also originally in Caladenia. Recently, new research including DNA work has resulted in this orchid being placed in a genus of its own. It is very common and widespread across the south west. One of its favoured habitats is on and around granite outcrops.