New Taxa Austral. Orchid. (Austral. Orchid Res. 2): 49 (1991) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: endangered (e); listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988
Leafless plant, 40–70 cm tall. Stem green to reddish, inflorescence much shorter than subtending flowering stem. Pedicels (including ovary) 10–18 mm long; flowers c. 15–30, white with large, dark red spots and blotches, perianth segments remaining more or less incurved, the entire flower somewhat bell-shaped. Sepals and petals linear to linear-elliptic or linear-lanceolate, 12–14 mm long, 3–6 mm wide, petals and lateral sepals slightly asymmetric. Labellum 10–12 mm long, white with prominent large, dark pink blotches; lateral lobes linear-spathulate, upcurved, clasping column, sparsely hairy on inside of base; mid-lobe broadly elliptic-oblong, 6–7 mm long; lamina callus of 2 linear, parallel, pubescent keels; central band of mauve hairs (c. 0.5 mm long) from apex of callus to apex of mid-lobe, occupying central raised portion. Flowers Jan.–Feb.
Glep, VVP, Wim. Also SA. In Victoria, only known with certainty from near Edenhope.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|