Habenaria dregeana or the small green hood is a slender terrestrial orchid reaching heights around 33 cm. It grows two basal leaves of about 8,5 cm in diameter, positioned flat on the ground. The stem leaves are small, about 2 cm long, tapering to hair-like tips.
The species distribution ranges from the Eastern Cape, Lesotho and the eastern Free State through KwaZulu-Natal, Gauteng, Mpumalanga and Limpopo to tropical Africa. The habitat is short grassland on rocky hillsides from the coast to elevations around 2000 m. The species is not considered to be threatened in its habitat early in the twenty first century (Pooley, 1998; Lowrey and Wright, 1987; www.redlist.sanbi.org).