Austral. Orch. 1 (4): t. 3 (1878) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)
Flowering stem to 22 cm tall, stem leaves 3–5. Rosette leaves 2–5, ovate, 1.5–3 cm long, 1–1.5 cm wide, petiolate, shiny, margins entire; flower 4–5 cm long, white and bluish-green or white and red; galea nearly flat or curved forwards in the distal third; dorsal sepal with a filiform point to 12–16 mm long; petal margins slightly flared; lateral sepals erect, tightly embracing the galea, sinus wide, flat, slightly bulbous when viewed from the side, scabrid, free points 3.5–4.5 cm long, filiform, divergent, erect or curved forwards. Labellum oblong-elliptic, 2–2.5 cm long, 3.5–4 mm wide, red-brown, curved near the apex, apical third protruding prominently from the sinus in the set position. Flowers Jan.–Apr.
DunT, EGU, MonT. Also NSW, ACT. Confined to montane areas of north-eastern Victoria where it grows among grass in sheltered areas of open-forest, on well-drained soils, with a disjunct occurence in Grampians National Park.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|