Prodr. 326 (1810) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Flowering plant 4–13 cm tall. Leaf ovate to oblong-ovate, hairy, 1–3 cm long. Flowers 1(–2), deep violet-blue (rarely white); petals and sepals ovate to elliptic, 8–15 mm long, 3–5 mm wide, outer surface light-coloured and hairy. Labellum elongate-cordate, c. 4 mm long, c. 2 mm wide, basal part channelled and with patch of numerous short white calli, apex often whitish; extreme base with 2 large club-shaped yellow calli united at base, curved forwards, each usually black-tipped. Column with a pair of large, more or less triangular wings; anther with fairly blunt point. Flowers Sep.–Nov.
EGL, EGU, GipP, WPro. Also Qld, NSW, ACT. Restricted in Victoria to East Gippsland, where it is not uncommon along coastal grass-tree plains. There are also records from near Traralgon, Yarram and Wilsons Promontory.
Rare hybrids with G. major have been observed in East Gippsland.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|