Trans. & Proc. Roy. Soc. South Australia 42: 26 (1918) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Flowering plant to 25 cm tall, stem leaves 2–4, closely sheathing. Rosette leaves 3–8, 1–3 cm long, 5–10 mm wide, narrowly elliptic to obovate, margins entire. Flowers 1–9, porrect to semi-nodding, c. 1 cm long, transparent with green and red markings and suffusions; dorsal sepal with a decurved filiform point 1.5–3 mm long; lateral sepals much narrower than the galea, deflexed, conjoined part ovate in outline when flattened, shallowly concave, margins folded inwards and nearly touching beneath the labellum, free points narrowly triangular, 3–5 mm long, slightly divergent, curved forward, 2–3 mm apart at the tips; petals with a well-developed proximal flange which nearly blocks off the base of the galea. Labellum oblong, 3–4 mm long, c. 1.5 mm wide, dark reddish-brown, moderately thick; marginal hairs 4–6 pairs, 0.5–1.5 mm long; basal lobe sloped backwards, with numerous hairs c. 0.2 mm long. Flowers Sep.–Nov.
EGU, Gold, HSF, LoM, MuM, NIS, VRiv, Wim. Also SA. Widespread across northern Victoria usually among litter in sparse open-forest or mallee scrub on shallow stony or gravelly soils.
Distinguished by the strongly incurved margins of the lateral sepals, making them much narrower than the galea.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|