Orchadian 8: 247 (1987) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)
Flowering plant 15–40 cm tall. Leaf 6–10 cm long and 10–15 mm wide, spotted red at base. Flowers solitary; perianth segments 1.5–3 cm long, green with red central stripe, not clubbed; lateral sepals and petals spreading, linear-lanceolate, 2–4 mm wide at base, tapered to filiform tips. Labellum curved forward with lateral lobes erect and mid-lobe recurved, 3-lobed, 14–17 mm long and 14–16 mm wide (when flattened), green at base with dark purple mid-lobe, separated by a white band; comb-teeth to 5 mm long, green, not rising above anther tip, mid-lobe with small teeth; lamina calli in 4–6 rows, crowded into a central band, purplish black, extending just onto mid-lobe, narrowly to broadly club-shaped, to 2 mm long at base of labellum, diminishing in size towards apex. Flowers Sep.–Nov.
LoM, Wim. Also SA. Confined to far western Victoria in the Little Desert and Big Desert areas in mallee scrub and woodland on well-drained sandy soil often over limestone.
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