Victorian Naturalist 124: 124 (2007) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)
Flowering plant 8–40 cm tall, stem leaves 4–7, spreading, linear-lanceolate, 1.5–8 cm long, 2.5–4 mm wide. Rosette leaves 3–6, ovate to elliptic, 1.5–2.5 cm long, 3–5 mm wide, margins flat or crinkled. Flowers 1–20, 10–14 mm long, shiny, translucent green with darker green stripes, sepal tips orange-brown; galea decurved in the distal third; dorsal sepal with an acuminate apex; lateral sepals deflexed, conjoined part elliptic, 8–11 mm long, 4–6 mm wide, free points 3–4 mm long, divergent; petals slightly falcate, basal flanges small, apex obtuse. Labellum oblong, 4–5 mm long, 2–2.5 mm wide, yellowish brown with a darker basal mound and a blackish central stripe, covered with transparent, beaded cells and sometimes with a few acicular cells at the base, apex attenuate, notched. Flowers Sep.–Nov.
Gold, GGr. Apparently endemic to Victoria where known only from between Ballarat and the Grampians in woodland and open forest with a tussocky or sparse shrubby understorey, on well-drained gravelly or stony soil.
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