5-10cm tall, robust, with a basal rosette of oval blue green leaves.
Up to 7 small green striped. Tepals broadly oval, lateral sepals pointed, fused below the labellum Labellum broad, oval with a forward pointing callus at the base.
December - January.
Montane grassland in short turf, often with Hieracium. Nelson southwards.
Widespread, sometimes locally common, more often in scattered small groups; at risk.
Very similar to P. tristis but distinguished from it by the forward projecting callus at base of labellum.
Plant with a basal rosette, presence of several small greenish flowers, very stout tepals, labellum callus points forward.