Orchadian 13: 461 (2002) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Flowering plants 8–20 cm tall. Leaf lamina appressed to the peduncle below the lowest flower. Inflorescence 1–2.5 cm long. Flowers 5–25, green to yellow-green, sometimes with red markings, c 3 mm across, nodding; perianth segments not spreading widely; dorsal sepal ovate, c. 2 mm long, 1.5 mm wide, margins entire, apex acuminate, sometimes gland-tipped; lateral sepals divergent, linear-lanceolate, 3–3.5 mm long, c. 1.5 mm wide, pouched at the base, apex often gland-tipped; petals ovate, c. 2 mm long, 1 mm wide, often gland-tipped. Labellum ovate to obovate, 2.5–3 mm long, 1.5–2 mm wide, thick and fleshy, margins irregular to minutely denticulate, apex obtuse; callus narrow-ovate, extending nearly to the labellum apex. Column wings scabrous. Flowers Jan.–May.
EGL, EGU, GipP, OtP, VVP, WaP, WPro. Of disjunct occurrence in southern near-coastal districts including lower Gellibrand River, South Oakleigh (where now extinct), French Is., Wilsons Promontory and Mallacoota-Wingan River area, usually growing in wet heathland and grass-tree plains.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|