Single heart-shaped leaf, green on the upper surface and usually reddish or purplish beneath, sits horizontally above the soil surface on a slender stalk.
1 to18 along a single stem.Up to 5mm across; sepals to 10mm long, ending in a small fine point, central sepal hooded, side pointing forward; petals to 3mm, pointing back. Lip wedge-shaped ending in short point. Green to pinkish colour with reddish veins
May to August
Grow from tubers
Naturally occurring in well drained soils, in open forests and woodlands, occasional in closed forests. Prefer rich humus soils.