Orchadian 13: 256 (2000) APNI
Threat status:EPBC: vulnerable (VU); Victoria: vulnerable (v); listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988
Flowering plant slender, 10–18 cm tall. Leaf linear, 9–15 cm long, shorter than flowering stem, 2–3 mm wide. Flowers 1 or 2, bright pink, centre sometimes paler pink or whitish; ovary 5–10 mm long; perianth segments mostly greenish pink on outside, with numerous sessile and stalked glands; dorsal sepal erect, linear, 9–14 mm long, 2–4 mm wide, usually more than 3 times as long as broad, apex bluntly acute to acute; lateral sepals often fused at the base, free section parallel to spreading slightly, sometimes slightly asymmetric, lanceolate, 10–15 mm long, 4–5 mm wide; petals spreading, 8–12 mm long, 4–5 mm wide. Labellum sessile, 3-lobed, 5–6 mm long, 6–8 mm wide (when flattened), dark pink with dark red transverse bars; lateral lobes prominent, broad, margins entire, anterior margin rounded; mid-lobe small, recurved, triangular, usually about same length (when straightened) as lateral lobes, toothed, cream or yellow at apex; lamina calli in 2 rows up to base of mid-lobe, stalked and clubbed, yellow. Column incurved, narrowly winged, barred with dark-red; anther with a long point. Flowers Oct.–Dec.
CVU, DunT, Glep, Gold, GGr, VVP, Wim. In Victoria known only from the south-west in heathy forest on seasonally moist sandy loam.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|