in M.A.Clem., Cat. Austral. Orchid. (Austral. Orchid Res. 1) 25 (1989) APNI
Flowering plant slender, 5–12 cm tall. Leaf linear, 5–8 cm long, shorter than flowering stem, 2–3 mm wide. Flower solitary, white or pink; perianth segments dark brownish pink outside, with a broad dark median band; dorsal sepal erect, linear, 7–12 mm long, c. 2 mm wide, apex bluntly acute to acute; lateral sepals spreading, sometimes slightly asymmetric, linear-lanceolate, 7–12 mm long, c. 2 mm wide, acute; petals spreading, 6–10 mm long, c. 2 mm wide, acute. Labellum sessile, 3-lobed, 5–6 mm long, 5–6 mm wide (when flattened), white or pinkish, with prominent transverse red bars; lateral lobes prominent, broad, margins entire, distal portion more or less triangular and protruding forward beyond the mid-lobe; mid-lobe small, recurved, triangular, usually about same length (when straightened) as lateral lobes, with several pairs of marginal calli, yellow at apex; lamina calli in 2 rows up to base of mid-lobe, stalked and clubbed, yellow. Column incurved, narrowly winged, barred with dark-red; anther with a long point. Flowers Sep.–Oct.
CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Gold, HNF, HSF, LoM, MuM, NIS, Strz, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, Wim. Also Qld, NSW, ACT. Mostly found in dry woodlands to the north of the Great Dividing Range where common on well-drained soils.
Flowers of C. fuscata are characteristically single, dull-coloured and heavily glandular outside.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|