Pterostylis montana
 

 

Pterostylis montana (Hatch)
Greenhood
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PLANT: Terrestrial tuberous herb.
Up to 30cm tall when in flower. A variable species.

LEAVES: 2 - 6 narrow, erect leaves. Up to 14cm long by 1 cm wide, but often smaller.

FLOWER: Single. 2 - 3cm high. Green with translucent white stripes. Tips of the lateral sepals and the end of the hood often reddish. The tip of the labellum is unevenly constricted. Lateral sepals flat (not tubular), tapering to an acute tip without curling. Stigma elongated and flat.

FLOWERING TIME:
September to December.

HABITAT: Grassland, scrub, open forest.

CONSERVATION STATUS: Not Threatened.

NOTES: There is debate as to which species is the true Pterostylis montana. This is the species described by Dan Hatch in 1949.
     
     
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