To 20 cm tall with flower strongly downturned. Leaves 15-30 mm x 10-20mm. Margins have an undulating edge. Sparse sheathing bracts on the flower stem.
Medium sized to 20mm tall. Lateral sepals short and barely overtop the flower. Labellum narrow triangular, strongly arched, sometimes with short stiff hairs. Stigma elliptic and often prominent. Ovary strongly arched.
August - October.
Clay areas beneath light scrub.
Vagrant, probably now extinct in New Zealand.
Collected only three times in NZ, Kaitaia and Auckland’s North Shore, and in 1950s at Waihaha west of Taupo. Sometimes cultivated in NZ. Common in eastern Australia from Queensland to Victoria where it is widespread and often abundant in moist forest.
Medium sized flower strongly downturned, broad-leaved rosette of undulating leaves.