Single, hairless, dark green or reddish with red spots, narrow lance-shaped basal leaf 4-13cm x 4-8mm, often withering by flowering time.
Hairless, erect orchid to 50cm with a thin, wiry greenish-brown or reddish-brown stem with a narrow basal sheathing bract. Can form large dense colonies. Each flower resembles a flying duck. Often grows in association with Red Stringybark Eucalyptus macrorhyncha.
Up to 5 flowers usually dark red-brown often with green on sepals and petals, up to 25mm across. Dorsal sepal pointing down and lateral sepals are linear and parallel. Labellum has a long curved claw and a lamina resembling a duck's head.
Bend of Islands, Christmas Hills, North Warrandyte, St Andrews, Panton Hill, Research, Kangaroo Ground, Cottles Bridge
Escarpment Shrubland, Grassy Forest, Heathy Woodland, Valley Heathy Forest
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Well drained sandy or light soil. Full sun, semi shade.