To 30cm tall, leaf to 20 cm long.
Cerise, petals and sepals acute. Labellum yellow, midrib prominent; magenta bars on and between wings with two rows of yellow topped calli to midlobe base. Midlobe yellow tipped with 3-4 slender, basal marginal calli each side. Anther cap magenta.
Well lit scrub and track sides. Far north mainly but isolated colonies occur in Coromandel, Uruti and Aorangi ranges.
Not assessed due to uncertainty over correct identity. Data Deficient.
Only recently correctly identified after being confused with C. minor for over 20 years by field botanists.
Distinguished by its particular pale pink colour and tepals that abruptly taper to a very acute tip.