Orchadian 3: 2, figs A-G (1968) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Flowering plant to 40 cm tall, stem leaves 3–5. Rosette leaves 3–5, ovate, 1.2–2.5 cm long, 0.8–1.6 cm wide, petiolate, margins entire. Flower 2–2.5 cm long, partially nodding, green and white with dark green or brown suffusions in the galea; dorsal sepal with a filiform point to 8–18 mm long; petal margins slightly flared; lateral sepals erect, tightly embracing the galea, sinus flat, notched in the middle, protruding in a shallow curve when viewed from the side, free points 3–3.5 cm long, filiform, spreading, usually recurved or lax. Labellum ovate-lanceolate, obtuse, 10–13 mm long, 2.5–4 mm wide, dark red-brown, the distal quarter to third protruding prominently from the sinus in the set position Flowers Jan.–Apr.
EGU, HNF, MonT, NIS, SnM. Also NSW, ACT. Restricted to montane forests of north-eastern Victoria, growing among grass on slopes in open-forest, on well-drained soils.
Known to hybridise with P. fischii where the two species grow together.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|