New Taxa Austral. Orch. (Austral. Orchid Res.) 5: 154 (2006) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: endangered (e); listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988
Flowering stem slender, 15–30 cm tall. Leaf-blade 8–12 cm long, 3–5 mm diam. at base, apex suberect, senescent at flowering time. Flowers 12–25, greenish brown to reddish brown, maroon, pink or white, fragrant, in a loose spike 7–13 cm long; ovary obovoid, 4–5 mm long; sepals 7–9 mm long, dorsal sepal ovate-lanceolate, lateral sepals free, linear-lanceolate, straight or recurved distally, widely divergent; petals linear-lanceolate, 7–8.5 mm long. Labellum subsessile, porrect, 5.5–8 mm long, recurved at about right angles near middle, lamina usually pink or white, margins irregular; callus plate prominently raised, channelled, greenish, broad at base then tapered, extending almost to the labellum apex. Column appendages oblong, c. 2.3 mm long. Flowers Dec.–Jan.
VVP. Endemic to Victoria where found in a swamp with sedges, rushes and forbs on white silty clay loam.
Known only from about 1000 plants at the type locality on private property near Streatham and regarded as endangered.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|