To 5cm tall. Leaves 10mm wide, variable from kidney shape to orbicular-cordate and mucronate.
Usually below leaf, sometimes above. Dorsal sepal ovoid much narrower than he labellum top, streaked red with a small point jutting out beyond the labellum. Labellum dark crimson, streaked green The labellum midlobe oval, elongate with a green or cream opening .
June - October.
Dry areas under beech and other light canopy. Waikato southwards.
Can form large colonies but at risk - naturally uncommon.
DNA analysis shows it is close to C. hypogaeus. Voucher specimen (CHR537604; Remutaka)
A very elongate narrow labellum midlobe with red wings and a dorsal sepal that is often somewhat narrow and peaked and sits loosely on the labellum top.