in M.A.Clem., Cat. Austral. Orchid. (Austral. Orchid Res. 1) 128 (1989) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)
Flowering plant 25–50 cm tall, stem leaves 5–7, spreading, linear-lanceolate, 2.5–8.5 cm long, 3–5 mm wide. Rosette leaves 3–5, ovate to elliptic, 1–4 cm long, 4–9 mm wide. Flowers 3–10, 0.7–1 cm long, shiny, pale translucent green with darker green stripes, sepal tips brown; galea decurved in the distal third; dorsal sepal with an acuminate apex; lateral sepals deflexed, conjoined part elliptic, 7–10 mm long, 5–7 mm wide, free points 3.5–4.5 mm long, slightly divergent; petals slightly falcate, basal flanges small, apex obtuse. Labellum oblong, 4–5 mm long, 2–2.5 mm wide, dark brown with a blackish basal mound and an inconspicuous broad blackish central stripe, covered with transparent, beaded or elongate cells and some acicular cells at base, apex attenuate, notched. Flowers Jul.–Sep.
EGL, EGU, GipP, HNF, WPro. Also NSW, Tas. Scattered across southern Victoria east from Wilsons Promontory and with an isolated inland occurrence near Tallangatta. Grows in moist areas of open-forest in coastal and near-coastal districts, often near granite rock outcrops, on sand or clay loams.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|