Victorian Naturalist 67: 45, figs A-J (1950) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Flowering plant to 25 cm tall, stem leaves 3–5, closely sheathing. Rosette leaves 3–6, ovate, 0.5–2 cm long, 0.6–1.2 cm wide, petiolate, margins entire. Flower 2–2.5 cm long, erect, green, white and rusty brown, dark red-brown towards apex of galea; dorsal sepal with a decurved filiform point 5–15 mm long; lateral sepals erect, tightly embracing the galea, sinus broadly v-shaped when viewed from the front, protruding in a prominent curve when viewed from the side, free points 1.5–3 cm long, filiform, erect; petal margins not flared. Labellum oblong-elliptic, 8–10 mm long, 3–4 mm wide, apex dark brown, obtuse to truncate or slightly notched, not visible through the sinus in the set position Flowers Feb.–May.
EGL, EGU, GipP, HFE, HNF, HSF, MonT, NIS, OtP, SnM. Also Qld, NSW, ACT. Restricted and uncommon in eastern Victoria, from near-coastal open forests and woodlands to montane woodlands, often among grass and bracken, on well-drained soils.
Known to hybridise with P. laxa where the two species grow together.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|