Prodr. 327 . (1810) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: data deficient (k)
Flowering plant to 20 cm tall, stem leaves 3–6, closely sheathing. Rosette leaves 5–10, oblong to elliptic, 1–3 cm long, 7–13 mm wide, margins entire. Flowers 3–10, porrect on long pedicels,16–20 mm long, bright reddish brown with translucent white areas, shiny; dorsal sepal with an upcurved filiform point c. 2 mm long; lateral sepals deflexed, conjoined part elliptic in outline when flattened, shallowly concave, margins incurved, glabrous, free points 7–8 mm long, divergent; petals with a poorly developed proximal flange. Labellum oblong, 3–4 mm long, c. 2.5 mm wide, thick; marginal hairs in 4–8 pairs, 0.5–1.5 mm long, white, basal lobe thick, with numerous white hairs to 0.5 mm long. Flowers Oct.–Mar.
CVU, EGL, EGU, Glep, HSF, MonT, NIS. Also Qld, NSW. Scattered across Victoria from the coast to montane areas in heathland, heathy woodland and open forest on well-drained soils.
See note under Pterostylis squamata.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|