in Lehm., Pl. Preiss. 1: 392 (1845) APNI
Ephemeral herb, 2–8 cm high, simple or with axillary branches, glandular-pubescent or hirsute with reddish stems. Leaves elliptic to linear-oblanceolate, 2–6 mm long, 1–3 mm wide, shortly petiolate; leafy bracts linear-oblanceolate. Inflorescence a terminal corymb or raceme of 2–6 flowers, or sometimes flowers solitary. Calyx globose, 1–2 mm long, lobes obovate, c. equal; corolla whitish with a yellowish throat, labellum with 2 broad lobes but without appendages, the hood-shaped lamina pale pink, equal in length to calyx-lobes; stigma 2-lobed, one produced before the other. Capsule globose, 2 mm long; seeds globular, wrinkled to unevenly pitted. Flowers Aug.–Nov.
CVU, DunT, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HNF, HSF, LoM, MuF, MuM, NIS, OtP, OtR, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, Wim. Also WA, SA, NSW, Tas. Widespread through much of the State, but absent from the far north-west and higher ranges, on seasonally moist, often sandy soil, in heathlands and woodlands.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|New South Wales|