To 25cm tall.
1-2, pale pink with a greenish tinge to the dorsal sepal. Back of column bright green with pink glandular hairs and pink anther, labellum red barred with two rows of yellow topped calli between the wings, often with extra scattered calli.
November - December.
Lowland to montane in well lit native forest, manuka scrub and exotic pine.
Scattered, not threatened but naturally uncommon.
Often occurs with C. chlorostyla but flowers slightly earlier. The midlobe can sometimes have extra calli in 2-3 to distinct parallel rows.
Generally larger size, green column top and extra calli on the labellum, alongside two main rows between the labellum wings.