To 7cm, small flowered, slender with a rosette of trowel shaped leaves. Stem finely hairy with glistening beads.
Small, 10-15mm tall., Dorsal sepal very short, blunt leaving a narrow gape; petals quite broad, noticeably curved in section and unstriped. Lateral sepals with a small flat lobe folded inward at the junction and long, erect part rounded section above ending in blunt tips. Labellum short, not protruding.
September - October.
Under open scrub and sedges. Northland to Nelson; local, rare.
Scattered plants in small widely separated colonies from North Cape to Nelson. Nationally Vulnerable.
Often with P. tasmanica nearby. Closely similar to Australian plants of the P. nana group.
Small plant with a distinctive rosette, stubby flower and beady stem.