Fl. Austral. 6: 334 (1873) APNI
Leaves usually 1–several; petioles 1–6 cm long; blades ovate to broadly lanceolate, 4–12 cm long, 10–40 mm wide, green on upper surface, reddish-purple beneath, apex acute, base wedge-shaped or tapering. Flowering stem 22–40 cm tall, sheathing bracts 2 or 3, distant. Flowers 5–15, sessile; sepals and petals green, stiffly spreading, linear, acute, margins inrolled; sepals 15–23 mm long; petals 10–15 mm long. Labellum dark red, oblong-linear, c. 2 cm long, concave around column then abruptly recurved, margins inrolled, tip often reflexed, surface densely covered with glandular hairs; callus ridge often discontinuous, flanked on either side by an irregular row of domed, shiny black calli. Flowers Dec.–May.
CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, Gold, HFE, HNF, HSF, Strz, VAlp, WPro. Also Old, NSW, Tas. Uncommon and scattered mostly through eastern Victoria south of the Great Dividing Range, usually in wet highland forest but sometimes in dry forest and coastal heath.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|