|This deciduous terrestrial orchid grows in rainforest verges or damp areas of open
eucalypt forests. It is often locally common and generally occurs in
The leaf grows to about 25mm diameter, just above the leaf
litter. The flower is up to 25mm across and is held on a short
stem. The flower is pink to purplish and very distinctive, giving it
the common name of helmet orchid.
There is only one other similar orchid occurring around Brisbane, Corybas
barbarae, but can be separated as the flower of Corybas
barbarae is sparkling white with pinkish tinges.