Victorian Naturalist 127: 57 (2010) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Flowering plant 15–60 cm tall, stem wiry, stem leaves 3–6, closely sheathing. Rosette leaves 5–15, ovate to cordate, 0.6–2.5 cm long, 0.3–1.8 cm wide, petiolate, bluish green, margins flat, 1–3 rosettes arising laterally on the mature plant. Flowers 3–18, erect, 10–12 mm long, green and white basally, brownish towards apex, ageing pink or reddish, rounded and plump, not crowded; galea erect in the basal half, curved forwards in the distal half; dorsal sepal shortly acuminate, apex scabrous; lateral sepals erect, tightly embracing the galea, sinus shallowly notched when viewed from the front, bulging when viewed from the side, free points linear-tapered, c. 2 mm long, not exceeding the galea; petals falcate. Labellum narrowly elliptic, 3.8–4.5 mm long, c. 1.7 mm wide, tip not visible through the sinus in the set position. Flowers Jan.–May
CVU, Gold, GGr, HNF, HSF, NIS, OtP, Wim. Also NSW, ACT. Widespread across northern Victoria on slopes and ridges in drier open forests and woodlands on well-drained soils.
Characterised by its uncrowded, plump, rounded flowers that are brownish and scabrous towards the apex and its bluish green rosette leaves. The flowers turn a pinkish or reddish colour on ageing.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|