Victorian Naturalist 127: 57 (2010) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: endangered (e)
Flowering plant to 40 cm tall, stem leaves 3–5, closely sheathing. Rosette leaves 6–10, obovate-spathulate, 1.5–6 cm long, 6–20 mm wide, prominently veined, margins entire. Flowers 2–10, porrect,10–14 mm long, dark olive green with translucent white areas, shiny; dorsal sepal with an upcurved filiform point 1–2 mm long; lateral sepals deflexed, conjoined part ovate-elliptic in outline when flattened, more or less flat, margins strongly incurved, glabrous, free points 1–2 mm long, divergent; petals long-acuminate at apex, with a well-developed proximal flange. Labellum oblong, 3.8–4 mm long, c. 2 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 Sep.–Nov.
Wim. Also SA. Known only from far western Victoria in open forest and woodland with a heathy understorey on well-drained sandy loam.
See note under Pterostylis squamata.
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