This slipper orchid is a small, terrestrial herb. The flower stalk, or inflorescence, carries a single small flower, which is yellow or yellowish-green in colour (2). The tapered petals are not twisted and the bright yellow lip is highly conspicuous and may occasionally be finely spotted with red markings (2). The lip of the flower has a characteristically small mouth that is often edged by a row of teeth (2). The leaves may reach 10 cm in length, they are tapered in shape with a downy outer layer (2).
- Leaf length: 5 - 10 cm (2)
- Flower stalk (pedicel): up to 12 cm long (2)