New Taxa Austral. Orch. (Austral. Orchid Res.) 5: 149 (2006) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: endangered (e); listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988
Flowering stem slender, 30–50 cm tall. Leaf-blade 10–15 cm long, 2–3 mm diam. at base, apex suberect, senescent at flowering time. Flowers 10–20, greenish brown, light brown, pink or white, fragrant, in an open spike 5–12 cm long; ovary obovoid, 3–5 mm long; sepals 8–12 mm long, thin-textured, dorsal sepal ovate-lanceolate, lateral sepals free or fused only at base, linear-lanceolate, recurved, parallel or slightly spreading; petals linear-lanceolate, 6–9 mm long, porrect or incurved. Labellum subsessile, porrect, 6–8 mm long, recurved at about right angles near middle, lamina usually pink or white, distal margins irregular; callus plate prominently raised, channelled, greenish, broad at base then tapered, extending almost to the labellum apex. Column appendages linear, c. 1.8 mm long. Flowers Oct.–Nov.
VRiv. Endemic to Victoria where found in gilgai formations in seasonally inundated Eucalyptus camaldulensis grassy woodland on heavy grey clay loam.
Known only from the type locality with less than 50 plants and regarded as critically endangered.
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