in M.A.Clem., Cat. Austral. Orchid. (Austral. Orchid Res. 1) 124 (1989) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)
Flowering plant to 35 cm tall, stem leaves 4–6, closely sheathing. Rosette leaves 6–12, ovate to obovate, 2.5–4 cm long, 8–18 mm wide, margins minutely ciliate. Flowers 2–8, porrect or semi-erect, c. 1.5 cm long, mostly dark red-brown with some transparent areas on the galea; dorsal sepal with a decurved filiform point 6–12 mm long; lateral sepals deflexed, conjoined part ovate to elliptic in outline when flattened, concave, margins slightly incurved, densely ciliate, free points filamentous, 25–35 mm long, curved forward, more or less parallel, c.10 mm apart at the tips; petals with a poorly developed proximal flange. Labellum obovate, 6–7.5 mm long, 3.5–4.5 mm wide, reddish-brown, thin-textured; marginal hairs 12–15 pairs, c. 0.5 mm long, white; basal lobe sloped backwards, with 2 prominent forward-pointing hairs c. 2.5 mm long. Flowers Oct.–Nov.
CVU, EGL, Gold, GGr, HNF, MuM, VRiv, Wim. Also NSW, SA. Scattered across northern and north-western Victoria in woodland, sparse open-forest and mallee scrub on well-drained soils.
See notes under P. cheraphila.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|New South Wales|