New Taxa Austral. Orchid. (Austral. Orchid. Res. 2) 41 (1991) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: data deficient (k); listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988
Flowering plant 10–15 cm tall (scape elongating after pollination). Leaves ovate-elliptic to oblong-lanceolate, 25–85 mm long, 10–20 mm wide, stem-clasping, dark green. Flower green to reddish pink; dorsal sepal erect, incurved, narrow-spathulate, 10–15 mm long, constricted apically into a short point; lateral sepals spreading and recurved, linear, 13–18 mm long; petals deflexed against ovary, lanceolate, slightly asymmetric, 8–12 mm long. Labellum porrect, diamond-shaped, long-clawed, somewhat curved, 8–10 mm long, apex with a short point; calli dark red to blackish, forming a thick central band confined to basal two-thirds of labellum, a prominent backward-facing bilobed gland near base of lamina. Column wings hardly hooding anther. Flowers Jan.–Apr.
CVU, Glep. Also NSW. In Victoria known with certainty only from near Ballarat, but also with unvouchered records for far East Gippsland in the vicinity of Genoa. Grows in sandy soils under open forest.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|