Two dark green oblong to elliptic leaves with entire or wavy margins 25-55mm x 7-20mm, at ground level.
To 8 cm tall, with two broad leaves at the base of a hairless greenish-brown slender stem bearing a purple-green flower, vaguely resembling a wasp-like insect. Forms large colonies. Locally threatened, but is very hardy and grows well in cultivation.
Single flower brownish-green to red, to 20mm across. Dorsal sepal erect and lateral sepals spreading. Petals bent down along the stem. Labellum erect with a compacted group of small sessile black calli in the centre.
Greenish-brown to purple
Christmas Hills, Bend of Islands, North Warrandyte, Kangaroo Ground, Wattle Glen, Research, Diamond Creek, Plenty
Floodplain Riparian Woodland, Heathy Woodland, Herb-rich Foothill Forest
Date of Last Record
Well drained soil. Semi shade.