Hooker’s J. Bot. Kew. Gard. Misc. 8: 162 (1856)
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Perennial, often colonial herb, 5–20 cm high. Leaves densely rosetted at base, narrowly oblanceo-late, 1–2 cm long, c. 1 mm wide, incurved and closely packed to form a basin, each often tipped with a long hair. Scape 7–15 cm high, glandular-hairy; flowers in a loose corymb or corymbose panicle. Calyx ovoid, c. 1 mm long, glandular-hairy, lobes equal, c. equal to tube; corolla 8–17 mm across, pale pink or white inside but reddish outside, lobes equal, broadly rounded, labellum small, blunt, with linear appendages, throat appendages absent; column c. 3 mm long; stigma cushion-like. Capsule ovoid, c. 7 mm long; seeds angular-elliptic, 0.6–0.8 mm long, brown, smooth. Flowers Sep.–Dec.
DunT, GGr, VVP, Wim. . Endemic in Victoria where confined to the Grampians, in seasonally damp sandy ground (track and stream margins etc.), broken rocky slopes, and mossy ledges of sandstone cliffs. Locally rather common.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|