New Taxa Austral. Orch. (Austral. Orchid Res.) 5: 152 (2006) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v); listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988
Flowering stem slender to stout, 15–60 cm tall. Leaf-blade 10–20 cm long, 3–5 mm diam. at base, apex suberect, senescent at flowering time. Flowers 15–40, yellowish green, greenish pink or brownish, fragrant, in a crowded spike 8–20 cm long; ovary obovoid, 6–9 mm long; sepals 9–13 mm long, dorsal sepal ovate-lanceolate, lateral sepals usually fused throughout or in basal half, linear-lanceolate, recurved distally, parallel; petals linear to linear-lanceolate, 7–11 mm long. Labellum subsessile, 7–11 mm long, obliquely erect at base, recurved at about right angles near middle, lamina white, pink or brownish, margins entire or slightly crenulate; callus plate prominently raised distally, greenish, broad at base then tapered, extending almost to the labellum apex. Column appendages oblong, c. 2.6 mm long. Flowers Nov.–Dec.
CVU, Gold, GGr, Wim. Occurs in open forests, particularly those dominated by Eucalyptus baxteri and Callitris rhomboidea, on well-drained gravelly or sandy loams. Apparently confined to the Stawell, Deep Lead and northern Grampians area of western Victoria.
The distribution of this species is uncertain due to confusion with several closely related species.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|