Orchadian 13: 461 (2002) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Flowering plants 10–30 cm tall. Leaf lamina appressed to the peduncle below the lowest flower. Inflorescence 2–3.5 cm long, moderately dense. Flowers 5–40, green and red or wholly reddish-purple, c. 3 mm across, nodding; perianth segments not spreading widely; dorsal sepal ovate, c. 2 mm long, 1.6 mm wide, margins entire, apex pointed; lateral sepals deflexed, divergent, lanceolate, 3–3.5 mm long, c. 1 mm wide, often gland-tipped; petals ovate, acute, c. 1.6 mm long and 0.8 mm wide. Labellum ovate, c. 1.5 mm long and 1 mm wide, thick and fleshy, margins denticulate to very shortly ciliate; callus ovate, extending nearly to the labellum apex. Column wings slightly scabrous. Flowers Dec.–Mar.
EGU, Glep, HNF, HSF, MonT, NIS, OtP, SnM, VVP, WPro. Mainly found in montane areas of eastern Victoria with disjunct lowland occurrences near Portland, Gellibrand and Wilsons Promontory. Usually grows in moist grassy areas in open forest and subalpine grassy woodland.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|