Slender terrestrial herb, 10-25 cm tall. Leaves 3-4, alternate along the stem, sessile, elliptic or lanceolate, 15-32 mm long, hairless. Inflorescence 1-4-flowered. Bracts c. 13 × 6 mm, leaf-like. Flowers c. 10 mm wide, greenish-white to yellowish-white, more or less tinged rose-pink or purple. Dorsal sepal c. 8 × 3 mm, forming a sac-like hood with the petals c. 5 mm wide. Lateral sepals spreading, 5-7 mm long, pointed at the apex and each with a conical spur c. 2 mm long.
This species was for some time mistakenly identified as D. cooperi on our site. Thanks to Lourens Grobler this has now been rectified. D. cooperi is restricted to higher parts of Mpumalanga, Free State and KwaZulu-Natal , South Africa and does not occur in Zimbabwe.