To 35mm tall, leaves heart-shaped with a prominent pointed tip. Flowers at or above the leaf.
The broad helmet-shaped dorsal sepal that encloses the labellum often has a pimpled surface has only a few pale reddish markings. Labellum trowel-shaped midlobe with a ragged lower margin is a deeply cleft.
September - November.
Moist mountain beech forest and alpine fringes. Ruapehu to Nelson. Tolerates snow.
A pale green montane to alpine form close to C. vitreus. Was tagged C. “triwhite”.
Flower with almost complete lack of red on the green rather translucent labellum.