10-30cm tall, with many flowers.
With dorsal sepal tip up-turned, petals almost hidden under dorsal; labellum narrower at tip than base, tongue-like, with smooth margin and no terminal notch. The two elongated calli at the base of the labellum are rounded and parallel.
October - March.
Lowland, open places.
True M. parviflora has a very smooth-edged labellum; some NZ forms with triangular labella have undulate or notched margins and may be a different entity.
Labellum long, tapering, usually strongly curled and not notched, margin smooth.