15-20 cm tall, medium-sized, slender-leaved. Leaves 5-20 cm x 4-5 mm.
Medium sized 10-15mm tall erect. Lateral sepals scarcely longer than the dorsal sepal, straight, leaning forward to cross the dorsal sepal well towards the tip, creating a wide gape, exposing much of the labellum when viewed from the side. Labellum dark reddish brown, gradually tapered, tip just protruding between the laterals.
November - December.
Damp ground in light scrub or forest, often on fertile soils, limestone and volcanic. Central North Island to Nelson and Marlborough.
Threatened - Nationally Endangered..
Like P. porrecta and P. irsoniana but distinguished by the wide gap between dorsal and lateral sepals.
Medium sized flower with straight lateral sepals crossing the dorsal sepal.