Prodr. 322 (1810) APNI
Flowering plant 3–16 cm tall. Leaf cordate, kidney-shaped or circular, sometimes 3-lobed, 10–35 mm long, 10–35 mm wide, grey-green to blue-green above with whitish veins, lighter and crystalline beneath. Flowers 1–4, greenish-brown, yellowish- or reddish-brown, c. 10 mm long; pedicel (including ovary) 7–10 mm long, subtended by bract less than half as long; dorsal sepal erect and incurved, linear-tapering, 9–11 mm long; lateral sepals similar to dorsal sepal but projected forwards or spreading, usually under labellum; petals spreading or down-curved, linear, narrower than sepals but similar in length. Labellum projecting horizontally forward, sessile, oblong, usually 8–10 mm long, 4–5 mm wide, apex truncate to obtuse, sometimes with a bluntish point, margins at distal end scalloped. Flowers Jul.–Oct.
Brid, CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HNF, HSF, LoM, MuF, NIS, OtP, OtR, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, WaP, WPro, Wim. All states except WA. A common and widespread orchid from near-coastal to inland areas, found in heathland and open-forest.
Flower size and colour and leaf size vary considerably. See also notes under C. robusta.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|