Fragm. 1: 18 (1858) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Ephemeral herb, 3–10 cm high, simple or branched near base, glandular-pubescent and green throughout. Leaves orbicular, 1–2 mm long, 1–3 mm wide, glandular, shortly petiolate; leafy bracts smaller. Inflorescence a terminal corymb of 3–6 flowers. Calyx globose, 1–2 mm long, lobes obovate, more or less equal; corolla whitish, labellum shortly clawed, the hood-shaped lamina deep purple, almost equal in length to the lobes; stigma distinctly 2-lobed. Capsule globose, 3 mm long; seeds brown, globose, smooth. Flowers Sep.–Dec.
CVU, DunT, Glep, Gold, GGr, HSF, VVP. Apparently endemic in Victoria. In seasonally damp ground and drying swamps in lowland areas, mostly in the south-west (Little Desert, lower Glenelg River, Stawell areas), but extending eastward to Rushworth in the north and Beaconsfield in the south.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|