Pterostylis aff montana
 
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    Pterostylis aff montana
    Wanganui
    Photo: Michael Pratt
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    Pterostylis aff montana
    Horopito
    Photo: Michael Pratt
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    Pterostylis aff montana
    Taupo
    Photo: Michael Pratt
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    Pterostylis aff montana
    Wanganui
    Photo: Michael Pratt
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    Pterostylis aff montana
    Wanganui
    Photo: Michael Pratt

 

Pterostylis aff montana
Greenhood
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PLANT: Terrestrial tuberous herb.
Plants up to 30cm high.

LEAVES: Usually 4 - 6. Up to 15cm in length. Grass like.

FLOWER: Single. 2 - 3cm high. Green with translucent white stripes, sometimes with red in the dorsal & lateral sepals. Flower structures vary depending on the species. Labellum either twisted at the tip or straight. Dorsal & lateral sepals either short or long depending on the species. Ends of the lateral sepals are usually tubular.

FLOWERING TIME:
September - January.

HABITAT: Forests, forest margins, scrubland.

CONSERVATION STATUS: Not Threatened. Common.

NOTES: There are several undescribed taxa which have similarities with Pterostylis montana, but which appear to be distinct species. Structures vary greatly. The photos illustrate 5 forms from the Central North Island.
     
     
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