Note the frilly margin of the labellum which is square and notched at the apex.(Distinguishes it from Microtis parviflora which has a non-frilly labellum that tapers to a point without the notch - triangular-shaped.) Update: Close-up photos showing labellum detail added. Note the variation in the shape/notching of the labellum. Some flowers only have minute notching on a square-ended labellum. Others have two rounded lobes with one shallow notch between them **but there is no gap or "decurved point" between the lobes**. That makes it M. unifolia, I think, even though a proportion of the flowers have a bilobed labellum. Looking at photos elsewhere, it seems that the id feature "labellum pendulous - not pressed against ovary" can be seen in both arenaria and unifolia.
2016-11-04"Great comment David, I will check mine out in future"
2016-11-04"This specimen is approaching M. arenaria and worth considering. Labellum well-notched and pendulous."
2016-11-05"I believe M. arenaria is often overlooked and I have found it to be the dominant species in many areas. "
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