J. Bot. 23: 137 (1885) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: endangered (e); listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988
Flowering plant usually 20–40 cm tall, slender to moderately stout. Leaves 1–3, linear, channelled, 20–30 cm long. Flowers 2–6, erect, yellow to orange with white and purplish suffusions; dorsal sepal obliquely erect, broadly ovate, 10–15 mm long; lateral sepals deflexed, usually parallel, narrow-linear, greatly exceeding petals, 30–65 mm long; petals obliquely erect or recurved, ovate to elliptic, tapering to base, 13–21 mm long. Labellum 3-lobed from base, 8–12 mm long; lateral lobes erect, less than half as long as mid-lobe, oblong, margins crenulate; mid-lobe keeled, shortly clawed, ovate, margins irregular, with 2 longitudinal white and purplish ridges from the base ending in tooth-like processes less than midway along lamina. Column narrowly winged. Flowers Sep.–Nov.
VRiv. Also Qld, NSW. Known in Victoria from a single plant growing in remnant grassy woodland under White Cypress-pine (Callitris columellaris) on private property.
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