Plant to 30 cm, with 6-10 oblong-ovate, spreading, ± basal, sometimes darker-spotted leaves, with undulate margins. Spike globose to conical, very dense. Sepal hood rose, veined or spotted darker. Labellum 15-20 mm, ±flat, whitish-rose above with numerous dots, deeply 3-lobed, middle lobe segmented, with tooth in between all lobules lanceolate, acuminate, irregularly twisted to flexuous. Fl. 3-4. Grassy places, macchie, 50-700 m.
Mediterranean area.Medit. element.