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Easily identified as a beard-orchid by the hair-like
s covering the lower part of the
. A single flower stem arises from a single channelled, slender fleshy leaf, with several, smaller leaf-like
s up the stem. There are 2 to 10 flowers, mainly pale green, but with purplish hairs on the
. This species is easily separated from the other beard-orchids, by the two metallic blue plates at the top of the
. The dorsal
forms a hood over the
Heaths, open forest and wetter mountain forests.
Queensland to South Australia and Tasmania. Widespread but uncommon, throughout Victoria. This species is on early plant lists for the Park. One recent record from near the Tebb Terrace entrance into Billys Creek.
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Copper beard-orchid flower spike near Tebb Terrace entrance