Linnaea 20: 572 (1849) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)
Flowering plant to 50 cm tall. Leaves usually 3–6, narrow-linear, grass-like, to 20 cm long, in loose, erect tussock. Flowers 1–4, drooping, bright yellow with an orange labellum, dark streaks present on both sides of labellum and dorsal sepal; pedicel enclosed within bract; dorsal sepal projected forward or obliquely erect, ovate, to 17 mm long, margins sometimes irregular; lateral sepals obliquely defiexed, parallel, linear-lanceolate, to 25 mm long, greenish; petals spreading or drooping, to 25 mm long, claw green, lamina narrow-ovate or elliptic, yellow. Labellum to 28 mm long, orange, often with brownish streaks; lateral lobes small, oblong, with irregularly toothed margins; mid-lobe broadly wedge-shaped, outer margins often irregular, callus of 2 widely separated, pubescent, longitudinal ridges, extending onto base of mid-lobe, uniting and continuing as single ridge nearly to the apex. Flowers Sep.–Nov.
Brid, CVU, DunT, GipP, Gold, HNF, HSF, MuM, NIS, VRiv, VVP. Also SA, NSW, ACT. Locally common in grassland and open woodland mostly in western Victoria.
Natural hybrids are known to occur with D. pardina.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|