Trans. & Proc. Roy. Soc. South Australia 51: 295 (1927) APNI
Threat status:EPBC: endangered (EN); Victoria: endangered (e); listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988
Flowering plant 11–19 cm tall. Leaf c. 5–10 cm long and 6–10 mm wide. Flower solitary; perianth segments 3–6 cm long, yellowish, lateral sepals and petals spreading; sepals flattened at base, 4–5 mm wide, tapered to a filiform tail densely covered in glandular hairs; petals shorter than sepals, flattened at base, tapered to long acuminate apex covered in glandular hairs. Labellum curved forward with apex recurved and lateral lobes erect, lamina ovate, obscurely 3-lobed, c. 18 mm long and c. 10 mm wide (when flattened), yellowish; margins of lateral lobes entire or slightly scalloped, those of mid-lobe shortly and broadly toothed; lamina calli in 6 rows, short, extending just onto mid-lobe, narrow, almost sessile, c. 1.5 mm long at base of lamina, decreasing in size towards apex. Flowers Sep.–Nov.
DunT, Gold. Endemic to Victoria where known only from the west and central goldfields in woodland on shallow stony soils.
Differs from other spider orchids with yellow flowers in having glandular hairs rather than sessile glands on the perianth segments, labellum margins entire to shortly and broadly toothed, and flowering stem less than 20 cm tall.
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