To 12cm tall, flower spike breaking through near the tubular leaf tip.
With up to 30 tiny dark red flowers, self pollinating and long lasting. Labellum margin fringed with cilia, callus cleft by a linear depression.
January - April.
Lowland to montane, poor damp soil, winter wet clays, often with sundews and sedges. Widespread.
Few scattered plants in any locality. Naturally Uncommon.
Young plants look like Microtis but much slimmer. Pollinated plants can look ready to flower months after actually finishing.
Leaf much shorter than the base of the flower spike, flowers maroon.