Orchadian 2: 154 (1968) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Flowering plant to 40 cm tall, stem leaves 2–8, closely sheathing. Rosette leaves 6–15, elliptic to obovate, 2–3 cm long, 6–12 mm wide, margins entire. Flowers 2–12, porrect to obliquely erect, c. 2 cm long, transparent with green and brown markings and suffusions; dorsal sepal with decurved filiform point 4–7 mm long; lateral sepals deflexed, conjoined part ovate in outline when flattened, concave, margins incurved, glabrous, free points filamentous, 12–15 mm long, hooked forwards, nearly parallel, c. 10 mm apart at the tips; petals with well-developed proximal flanges which meet and block off the base of the galea. Labellum oblong-ovate, 5–5.5 mm long, 2–2.5 mm wide, brown, thick; marginal hairs in 8–10 pairs, 0.5–2.5 mm long, basal lobe poorly developed, with numerous hairs c. 1 mm long. Flowers Sep.–Nov.
HNF, NIS, VRiv. Also Qld, NSW. Apparently confined to north-eastern Victoria between the Warby Ranges and Corryong, usually in dry open forest on shallow sandy soil over granite.
Distinguished readily by the smallish, mostly brown flowers with the free points on the lateral sepals hooked strongly forward.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|