Austral. Orch. 1: t.5 (1875) APNI
Flowering plant to 25 cm tall, stem leaves 3–7, spreading. Rosette leaves 4–10, ovate, 0.4–1.5 cm long, 3–9 mm wide, petiolate, margins finely crisped. Flower 1.6–1.9 cm long, erect, green and white with red-brown to brown suffusions and stripes; dorsal sepal with a filiform point 2–4 mm long; lateral sepals erect, tightly embracing the galea, sinus flat with a shallow central v-notch, protruding in a shallow curve when viewed from the side, free points to 1.4–1.6 cm long, filiform, erect, often curved forwards at the apex; petal margins not flared. Labellum oblong-lanceolate, tapered, 7–9 mm long, 2.5–3 mm wide, dark reddish brown, the tip just visible over the sinus in the set position. Flowers May.–Aug.
CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HNF, HSF, LoM, NIS, VVP, WPro, Wim. Also SA, NSW. Widespread in Victoria, from tea-tree scrub on coastal dunes to dry open forests and woodlands, on well-drained soils.
|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|
|New South Wales|