Medium-sized grass leaved. Leaves and flowers often reddish.
Medium sized, 25-30mm tall. Dorsal sepal strongly striped often tinged red or orange. Labellum pale with a prominent dark callus at the base, tapering gradually and curling at the tip, ending with a small dark callus.
November - January.
Lowland to subalpine open scrub and forest. East Cape to Westland.
Hybrids with P. montana have been suspected.
Flower medium sized, prominently stripey and often highly coloured, labellum protruding with a curled tip ending in a callus.