Prodr. 317 (1810) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: endangered (e); listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988
Leaves 1–several; petioles 1–10 cm long; blades narrowly elliptic, 3–18 cm long, 4–18 mm wide, green on upper surface, reddish-purple beneath, apex acute, base tapering. Flowering stem 10–45 cm tall, sheathing bracts 2 or 3, distant. Flowers 3–12, sessile; sepals and petals greenish, spreading, margins inrolled; sepals linear, acute, c.3 cm long; petals c. 1 cm long. Labellum greenish with bold purplish markings, bonnet-shaped, 20–30 mm long, with marked constriction towards base, very broadly ovate, more or less obtuse, the base horizontal and enclosing column, the broad upper part with a network of conspicuous purplish veins arising from purplish base; inner surface with narrow longitudinal green plate of callus and a few irregular dark purple spots. Flowers Dec.–Apr.
EGL, EGU. Also Qld, NSW. Extremely localized in Victoria, found only near the Wingan and lower Snowy Rivers in East Gippsland, growing in Xanthorrhoea resinosa plains and adjacent heathy woodlands and coastal heathlands.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|