Victorian Naturalist 54: 182, t. 18 (1938) APNI
Threat status:EPBC: vulnerable (VU); Victoria: endangered (e); listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988
Leafless herb. Flowering stem 19–45 cm tall, sheathing bracts 3–8, distant. Flowers 3–10, sessile; sepals and petals green, divergent, narrow-linear, margins inrolled; sepals 15–20 mm long; petals 6–10 mm long. Labellum dark reddish-brown over pale green, obliquely erect or recurved near middle, oblong, 20–30 mm long, clasping column at base, covered with glandular hairs, margins recurved, tip spreading to reflexed, central part raised, woolly, reducing to 3–5 often interrupted lines at base. Flowers Dec.–Feb.
EGL, EGU. Also NSW, Qld. Restricted in Victoria to near-coastal East Gippsland between Marlo and Genoa. Occurs on Xanthorrhoea resinosa plains and adjacent heathy woodlands and heathlands on moist sandy soils that may be peaty.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|