Single folded, erect, fleshy, ribbed, dark green leaf with reddish base, to 40cm x 10mm .
Perennial herb to 45 cm tall, bearing 2-9 green flowers each with red 'beards'. Stout, fleshy green hairless stem with 1-2 bracts. Occurs as scattered individuals. The most widespread beard-orchid. Flowers open widely on warm sunny days to fully display their beards.
Up to 9 grey-green flowers with deep red veins, to 30mm across. The dorsal sepal is broad and hooded, the lateral sepals spreading, narrowing to points and the petals are erect and tip incurved. Labellum ovate covered with spreading purple hairs. Column wings with a black glad connected by a ridge.
Green with red or purple stripes
Box-Ironbark Forest, Damp Forest, Escarpment Shrubland, Grassy Dry Forest, Heathy Woodland, Herb-rich Foothill Forest, Lowland Forest, Valley Grassy Forest, Valley Heathy Forest
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Dryish well drained soils. Semi shade.