Victorian Naturalist 124: 124 (2007) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Flowering plant to 50 cm tall, stem leaves 4–7, spreading, narrow ovate-lanceolate, 10–60 mm long, 3–9 mm wide, dark green. Rosette leaves on a separate plant, 3–5, ovate to ovate-lanceolate, 7–50 mm long, 4–15 mm wide. Flowers 1–8, 11–16 mm long, shiny, translucent green with darker green stripes and suffusions, sepal tips brownish; dorsal sepal with a short apical point; lateral sepals deflexed, conjoined part broad-oblong to elliptic, 10–16 mm long, 4–6 mm wide, free points 3–4 mm long, divergent; petals slightly falcate, with a well-developed basal flange. Labellum oblong, 5.5–7 mm long, 2–3 mm wide, emerald green with a darker green central stripe, covered with numerous, short, transparent, bead-like cells, longer and hair-like at base, apex attenuate, notched. Flowers Jul.–Sep.
LoM, MuM, Wim. Also SA. Confined to north-western Victoria, in the Little Desert and Big Desert areas, in mallee scrub and heathy woodland on well-drained sandy soils.
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