Erect single narrow to rounded channelled leaf 4-18cm x 1-2.5mm, green with reddish base, sheathing at base of stem; 2-3 sheathing stem bracts.
Perennial herb with fleshy egg-shaped tubers. Slender reddish-brown stem. Plants scattered.
1-4 bright pink to cream raceme flowers, to 18mm across . Column pink, post anther lobe yellow shoret and narrow with a notched end. Column arms are yellow with thick rounded glands on margins. The anthers greensish tip protrudes above the mid-lope.
Dry forest, grassy low open forest.
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Moist soils which dry out in summer on margins of swamps. Full sun, semi shade. Flowers only open on hot humid days, self-pollinating in cooler weather.