With leaves kidney-shaped, to 45mm across, as long as they are wide with a prominent pointed tip. Flowers usually above or below the leaf.
Up to 15mm across, dorsal sepal smooth and green, often streaked maroon, lateral sepals to 80mm long, somewhat longer than the petals. Labellum midlobe pale cream usually maroon striped, widely flared, shovel-shaped lower edge very ragged, divided in the middle, hairy in the lower part.
October - November.
Various forest, damp ground and moderate shade. Widespread, common.
The name was use as a dumping ground for plants with kidney-shaped leaves with a mucro at the tip. Several species have now been separated but much variation remains.
Large flower, with a very broadly trowel shaped, striped labellum with lower edge often red rimmed and split into two “ears”.