45-50mm tall with a rosette of 3-4 elliptic bluish green leaves.
Medium sized to 20 mm tall. Petals and dorsal sepal quite blunt. Lateral sepals stout short. Labellum crimson brown, broad; stigma prominent, heart shaped.
November - January.
High rainfall montane and subalpine scrub and grassland. Central North Island to Westland.
In scattered populations, naturally uncommon.
Similar to P. venosa and only readily distinguished by the heart-shaped stigma.
Alpine habitat, very stout flower, heart-shaped stigma.