Pterostylis emarginata
 

 

Pterostylis emarginata
Greenhood
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PLANT: Terrestrial tuberous herb.
Stem stout, erect, green, sometimes with a reddish tinge, 20 - 40 cm high.

LEAVES: Grassy. Usually 4 - 6. Often keeled. 12 - 17 cm long.

FLOWER: Single. 2.5 - 3cm high. Green with white stripes. Dorsal sepal very long. Petals much shorter than the dorsal sepal. Lateral sepals diverge at a narrow angle, tips very long and erect. Sepal tips often tinged with orange or red. Labellum with a distinctive notch at the tip.

FLOWERING TIME:
October - December.

HABITAT: Light forest and scrub.

CONSERVATION STATUS: Not Recorded.

NOTES: Very similar to Pterostylis banksii, but distinguished by the
distinctive notch at the tip of the labellum.
     
     
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