Austral. Orch. 1 (3): t. 5 (1877) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)
Flowering plant to 15 cm tall, stem very slender. Rosette leaves 3–6, ovate to cordate, 0.5–2.5 cm long, 0.4–1.2 cm wide, shortly petiolate, margins entire, flat. Flower 15–20 mm long, erect to semi-nodding, green and white, sometimes brownish at the apex; galea apex flat or slightly decurved; dorsal sepal with a filiform point 1–3 cm long; lateral sepals erect, tightly embracing the galea, sinus V-shaped when viewed from the front, flat when viewed from the side, free points filiform, 1.5–3.5 cm long, more or less erect; petals narrow, obtuse. Labellum ovate to oblong, 3–4 mm long, 1.5–2 mm wide, greenish brown, apex broadly obtuse, not visible through the sinus in the set position. Flowers Mar.–Jul.
EGL, EGU, GipP, Strz, VVP, WPro. Also Qld, NSW, Tas. Scattered in coastal and near-coastal heath and grasstree plains east of Melbourne, often on moist peaty soils.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|