Trans. & Proc. Roy. Soc. South Australia 51: 12 (1927) APNI
Flowering stem relatively stout, 7–28 cm tall, often reddish. Leaf elliptic-lanceolate, 9–28 cm long, 5–8(rarely to 13) mm wide, thick and fleshy, dark green to reddish, sparsely hairy to almost glabrous. Flowers 1–3, white, externally pinkish-red to almost maroon; ovary 7–10 mm long; perianth segments 12–20 mm long, broad, apex rounded or acute, with short point, outer surfaces with sessile or stalked crimson glands; dorsal sepal incurved and hooded, obovate, c. 4–8 mm wide; lateral sepals spreading or obliquely deflexed, elliptic, broader than petals, c. 3–6 mm wide; petals spreading, elliptic, slightly asymmetric. Labellum on short claw, obscurely 3-lobed, c. 9 mm long (when flattened), pale, with prominent, dark red or purple spots and transverse bars; lateral lobes with margins entire or undulate; mid-lobe tightly recurved, shortly triangular, margins bluntly toothed, apex acute; lamina calli in 4 well-spaced rows, extending from base to apex, becoming sessile and irregularly spaced towards apex, clubbed, yellow or whitish, granular. Column incurved, widely winged above, spotted or streaked with red; anther with short point. Flowers Nov.–Jan.
EGU, GGr, HFE, HNF, HSF, MonT, NIS, SnM, VAlp. Also NSW, ACT, Tas. Grows in high-altitude (usually above 1000 m) forest, sub-alpine woodland or alpine tussock-grassland, mainly in the eastern highlands with outlying occurrences in the Grampians.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|