Two dark green egg-shaped leaves with wavy margins 20-40mm x 6-20mm, at ground level.
Perennial herb to 15 cm tall, with two broad leaves at the base of a hairless reddish-brown to pinkish stem bearing a purple-green or greenish-bronze flower, vaguely resembling a wasp-like insect. Forms large colonies. Flowering is sporadic and may be stimulated by fires in summer.
Single flower red to oliver green, to 15mm across. Lateral sepals linear curving downwards, petals bent towards stem. Labellum brown/purple ending in a short point, large distinctly notched red/black calli.
Greenish-bronze to purplish
Christmas Hills, Bend of Islands, North Warrandyte, Kangaroo Ground, Wattle Glen, Research
Floodplain Riparian Woodland, Grassy Forest, Heathy Woodland, Riparian Forest, Valley Heathy Forest
Date of Last Record
Well drained sandy soil. Semi shade. Flowering is stimulated after fires.