Muelleria 8: 190 (1994) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: data deficient (k)
Flowering plant to 14 cm tall, stem leaves 1–3, closely sheathing. Rosette leaves 8–14, ovate, 1–2.5 cm long, 3–7 mm wide, petiolate, margins entire. Flower 18–25 mm long, erect, translucent with dark green lines and reticulations, often shiny; galea erect in the basal two-thirds then curved forwards; dorsal sepal with a point 0.5–1.5 mm long; lateral sepals deflexed, conjoined part narrow, margins incurved, with a prominent thickened green pad, free points linear, 7–11 mm long, parallel. Labellum 12–15 mm long, broadest near the base, tapered to a linear-filiform central section and with a brown apical knob c. 2.5 mm long and c. 1.5 mm wide, all margins, except those of the knob, bearing dense bright yellow hairs 1–3 mm long, the distal two-thirds protruding from the sinus in the set position. Flowers Sep.–Nov.
CVU, EGL, GipP, Glep, GGr, HSF, LoM, OtP, VVP, WaP, WPro. SA, NSW, Tas. Scattered mostly in near coastal scrubs, heathland and heathy forests west of Wilsons Promontory, on well-drained sandy or peaty soils.
See note under Pterostylis plumosa.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|New South Wales|