in M.A.Clem., Cat. Austral. Orchid. (Austral. Orchid Res. 1) 118 (1989) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: data deficient (k)
Flowering plant to 25 cm tall, stem leaves 3–6, closely sheathing. Rosette leaves 5–12, oblong to elliptic, 1–3 cm long, 5–12 mm wide, margins entire. Flowers 1–12, 13–16 mm long, transparent with green and tan suffusions, semi-nodding; dorsal sepal with an upcurved filiform point to 1.5–3 mm long; lateral sepals swept back, conjoined part elliptic in outline when flattened, shallowly concave, margins incurved, glabrous, free points 4–7 mm long, parallel; petals with a poorly developed proximal flange. Labellum oblong, c. 4 mm long, c 2 mm wide, thick; marginal hairs in 5–12 pairs, 1–2.5 mm long, white, basal lobe hardly raised, with numerous white hairs c. 0.5 mm long. Flowers Sep.–Dec.
CVU, DunT, Glep, Gold, GGr, HSF, LoM, NIS, Wim. Also NSW, ACT. Scattered across northern Victoria mostly in drier open forest, sometimes in mallee scrub, on shallow stony or gravelly soil.
Similar to P. pusilla, but that species is predominantly from mallee communities, has larger petal flanges and more incurved lateral sepal margins.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|