Bears numerous yellow-green flowers with purple or black tips to the petals. The uppermost 3 tepals are connivent into a hood whilst the lateral sepals are almost united. The lip is joined to the column bearing an appendage that covers the anthers.
Leaves numerous, narrow and scattered up the stem but clustered towards the base. Lower leaves barred with red towards the base.
Tuberous perennials to 42cm.
Named for its resemblance to members of the parasitic Orobanchaceae.
Sandy flats in the Southwestern Cape.
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