Perennial herb. Grows from a tuberous root. Usually has only 1 stem with 1 flower at the extreme. Plant dies down after flowering. Often grow in small colonies, Stem colour varies from green to deep red.
10 to 20 cm high
One narrow leaf 3-15cm x 1-4mm wide
Often seen with just one flower but known to produce up to 5 per plant. Up to 30mm across. Colour pinkish white to deep pink. Lip has several red bars across it and dotted with 2-6 rows of hard yellow protusions on stalks known as calli. These bars distinguish it from the closely resembling White Finger orchid.
September to December
Grow from tubers.
Naturally occurring plants in moist well drained soil in mountain and open forest.