Muelleria 8: 81 (1993) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Flowering plant to 20 cm tall, stem leaves 3–4, closely sheathing. Rosette leaves 5–8, elliptic to ovate, 1.8–3 cm long, 4.5–8 mm wide. Flowers 1–7, porrect, c. 1.5 cm long, transparent with green lines and suffusions; dorsal sepal with straight or upcurved filiform point 20–30 mm long; lateral sepals deflexed, conjoined part broadly ovate in outline when flattened, shallowly concave to nearly flat, margins slightly upcurved, densely ciliate, free points filamentous, 20–35 mm long, deflexed, more or less parallel, c. 10 mm apart at the tips; petals with a poorly developed proximal flange. Labellum oblong-ovate to oblong-obovate, 5.5–7 mm long, 3–3.5 mm wide, dark green, thin-textured, margins scalloped; marginal hairs 9–12 pairs, c. 1 mm long, white, spreading; basal lobe sloped backwards, with 2 prominent, forward-pointing hairs c. 3 mm long. Flowers Oct.–Nov.
DunT, GGr, MuM, Wim. Also SA. Localized in Victoria where known with certainty only from northern outliers of the Grampians, growing in shallow soils on rock ledges under low shrubs.
Plants of similar appearance from heavy clay soils in mallee communities of the Little Desert and Big Desert may be referrable to this species.
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