Pterostylis brumalis
 

 

Pterostylis brumalis
Syn: Diplodium brumale
Kauri Greenhood
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PLANT: Terrestrial tuberous herb.
To 20cm tall. Slender.

LEAVES: FLOWERING PLANTS: Stem leaves 4 - 5, up to 4cm in length, often bunched in a group near the top of the stem.
NON FLOWERING PLANTS:
Basal leaves in a rosette, oval, and less than 1cm across.

FLOWER: Single. 1.5 - 2cm high. Green with translucent white stripes. Dorsal sepal incurved. Lateral sepals diverge at a wide angle. Prominent spout to the sinus of the lateral sepals. Labellum narrow-triangular, protruding. Stigma elliptic, slightly prominent.

FLOWERING TIME: April - August.

HABITAT: Shady areas in the vicinity of Kauri trees.

CONSERVATION STATUS: Not Threatened. Uncommon.

NOTES: Has distinct adult and juvenile stages.
     
     
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