Fl. Austral. 6: 315 (1873) APNI
Flowering plant 15–45 cm tall, slender to stout. Leaf erect, linear-lanceolate, to 30 cm long, shorter or longer than raceme, somewhat fleshy, channelled. Stem bracts 1–2. Flowers 2–9, green and purple; subtending bract lanceolate, tapering to a fine point, shorter or longer than flower; pedicel (excluding ovary) 5–14 mm long; dorsal sepal erect, broadly ovate, 12–15 mm long, concave, acute; lateral sepals ovate, as long as dorsal sepal but narrower, spreading at sides of labellum; petals spreading, ovate, asymmetric, about half as long as sepals, yellowish-green with dark vertical stripe. Labellum curved forward, base fleshy, lamina broadly triangular, 15–20 mm long, golden-yellow or green, extreme base covered with crowded purple glandular papillae, tip extending into short glabrous ribbon, in between densely bearded with long purple glistening glandular hairs. Column short, widely winged, with 2 purple eye-like glands at base, connected by a raised purple, often dotted ridge. Flowers Sep.–Dec.
CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HNF, HSF, LoM, MonT, NIS, OtP, OtR, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, WPro, Wim. All states except NT. Locally common, mainly in dryish open woodlands and heaths of western Victoria.
|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|