Single rigidly erect, ribbed, fleshy, dark green leaf to 22cm x 10mm, sometimes smaller, always shorter than flower spike. Triangular in cross section.
To 60 cm tall, bearing 2-15 yellow-green flowers each with coppery to red 'beards'. Stout, fleshy greyish stem with 2 copper-coloured bracts.
Up to 15 pale green flowers with purple veins, to 20mm across. Sepals broad, incurved, spreading and pointed and petals are shorter, pointed and erect. Labellum ovate with the base bearing one or more shiny deeply coloured plates and the central part with long deep red to purple hairs. Column wings each have a small black gland.
Pale green with reddish stripes
Damp Forest, Heathy Woodland, Lowland Forest, Shrubby Foothill Forest, Valley Heathy Forest
Date of Last Record
Moist soils. Semi shade.