Trans. & Proc. Roy. Soc. South Australia 47: 339, t. 27 (1923) APNI
Flowering plant to 30 cm tall, stem leaves 4–5. Rosette leaves 2–5, oblong to ovate, 1–3 cm long, 1–2 cm wide, petiolate, margins entire. Flower 1.8–2.5 cm long, pale green to dark green and white with reddish brown in the galea; galea curved forwards in the distal half, sometimes abruptly decurved; dorsal sepal with filiform point 15–20 mm long; lateral sepals erect, tightly embracing the galea, sinus broadly u-shaped, abruptly protruding when viewed from the side, free points 3–4 cm long, filiform, erect; petal margins slightly flared. Labellum oblong, 11–13 mm long, c. 2.5 mm wide, dark reddish-brown, obtuse, curved forwards near the apex, the distal third protruding from the sinus in the set position. Flowers Oct.–Mar.
CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, Gold, HFE, HNF, HSF, MonT, OtP, SnM, VAlp. Also NSW, ACT, Tas. Widespread and common in montane and subalpine regions, growing on moist grassy slopes in high-rainfall forest.
Differs from P. aestiva in its predominantly pale green and white flowers, less inflated base to the galea and shorter labellum.
Apparent hybrids with P. atrans have been observed.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|