Two dark green egg-shaped leaves, stalked, 20-50mm x 9-25mm, at ground level.
To 6 cm tall, with two broad leaves at the base of a hairless green-brown stem bearing a purple-green to red-brown flower, resembling the gaping beak of a young bird. Forms large colonies. Widespread.
A single deep red brown to purple green flower (occasionally two), to 40mm across. Dorsal sepal erect incurved and lateral sepals erect but recurved. Purple heart-shaped labellum with between 4 and 10 blunt deep red to black calli.
Reddish-brown to purplish-green
Creekline Herb-rich Woodland, Damp Forest, Escarpment Shrubland, Grassy Dry Forest, Grassy Woodland, Herb-rich Foothill Forest, Lowland Forest, Riparian Scrub, Shrubby Foothill Forest, Valley Grassy Forest, Valley Heathy Forest
Date of Last Record
Cool, moist, well drained soil in semi-shade