Kew Bull. 43: 135 (1988) APNI
Leaf broadly ovate to cordate, sometimes 3-lobed, green above, frosty underneath, 10–25 mm long, 10–32 mm wide. Flower dark purple with white central patch, pedicel (excluding ovary) c. 2 mm long; dorsal sepal greenish-grey with dark purple spots and lines, broadly oblong-obovate, hooded, only partly covering labellum, 17–20 mm long when flattened out, lateral sepals linear, tapered, fused at expanded base, up-curved or spreading obliquely, c. 3 mm long; petals linear, tapered, joined at base to lateral sepals, tips sometimes bifid, c. 2 mm long. Labellum c. 2 cm long when flattened out, tube erect, equal in length to lamina, auricles short and opening downwards; lamina curving gently through 180° before expanding, broadly ovate, dark purple with purplish hairs in front of boss, margins conspicuously incurved and shortly toothed; central boss white, conspicuous, channelled; callus with a few backward-sloping small teeth near tube-lamina junction. Column minutely winged. Flowers Jun.–Sep.
CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HNF, HSF, NIS, OtP, OtR, VRiv, VVP, WPro, Wim. Also SA, NSW, Tas. Widespread and often common in moist forests, heathlands and woodlands, but absent from the north-west, volcanic plain and higher mountains.
See notes under C. despectans.
|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|