Australian Orchid Research 1: 123 (1989) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: endangered (e)
Flowering plant 15–35 cm tall, stem leaves 4–8, closely sheathing. Rosette leaves 3–12, linear-ovate, 1–3.5 mm long, 8–12 mm wide, margins entire. Flowers 1–10, porrect or semi-nodding, 2.5–3.2 cm long, shortly pedicellate, dark reddish brown, with transparent patches on the galea; dorsal sepal with an upcurved filiform point 5–6 mm long; lateral sepals broadly ovate in outline when flattened, conjoined part shallowly concave, margins incurved, ciliate, free points filamentous, 1–1.2 cm long, divergent; petals with a poorly developed proximal flange. Labellum ovate-oblong, 4–6 mm long, 2–3 mm wide, brown, thick; marginal hairs in 3–5 pairs, 1–3 mm long, white, forward-pointing; basal lobe thick, with numerous very short bristles. Flowers Oct.–Nov.
Known with certainty from only 3 sites and less than 1500 individuals in Victoria and regarded as vulnerable.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|New South Wales|