New Taxa Austral. Orchid. (Austral. Orchid Res. 2) 6 (1991) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v); listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988
Flowering plant 6–15 cm tall. Leaf cordate, thin, 1.5–3.5 cm long, 1.5–3 cm wide, green above, reddish-purple beneath, entire or sometimes shallowly lobed. Flowers 2–9, translucent pink with a dark purple-red labellum; pedicel (including ovary) 5–8 mm long, subtended by small bract; dorsal sepal ovate, cucullate, 6–8 mm long, including apical point 1–2 mm long, usually slightly warty on upper surface; lateral sepals projected obliquely forwards, usually crossed, linear to linear-lanceolate, 7–11 mm long, apical point 1–2 mm long; petals spreading widely, linear-ovate to lanceolate, 3–5 mm long. Labellum on short claw, slightly decurved distally, cordate, 5–6 mm long, 3–4 mm wide, distal margins recurved to revolute, finely toothed, apex with short point; callus thick, fleshy, densely tuberculate towards the apex. Column incurved, almost terete, not winged. Flowers Jun.–Aug.
CVU, NIS, VRiv. Also NSW, ACT. Open forests on well-drained sandy or clay loam soils.
Currently known in Victoria by a few small populations in north-east Victoria in the Wangaratta-Chiltern area.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|