Loose rosette of 3-6 stalkless dark green elliptic leaves 2-8cm x 15-25mm, scattered on basal part of the stem. Smooth fleshy stem has 2-4 lance-shaped stem leaves. Sterile plants form a ground-hugging rosette.
Perennial herb rising from round tubers to form large colonies. Central sepal and petals united into a galea (hood) over the column and labellum (lip). Lateral sepals joined at the base, ending in fine points.
A single white and green striped flower, to 80mm across. Galea is sickle shaped, erect with a long horizontal tip. Fine tip of dorsal sepals exceeding petals. Deeply V shaped sinus, pointing upwards and backwards behind galea. Green or brown labellum protrudes through the sinus.
White and green striped
Open forests, swamps and by watercourses
Date of Last Record
Wet soils in seepage areas. Dappled to full shade.