Pterostylis puberula


Pterostylis puberula
Syn: Linguella puberula
Snail Greenhood
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PLANT: Terrestrial tuberous herb.
Slender. To 12cm high. Stem covered in short stiff white hairs.

LEAVES: Basal rosette of many stalked, trowel shaped leaves. Silvery-green to light yellow-green. Flower stem has sparse cauline leaves.

FLOWER: Single. 10 - 15mm high. Silvery-white with green stripes. Dorsal sepal tip very short and blunt. Petals as long or longer than the dorsal sepal. Lateral sepals have long erect tips. Labellum oblong and completely hidden within the flower. Stigma long-oval and prominent.

FLOWERING TIME: September - October.

HABITAT: Gumland, clay hills, and beneath light scrub.

CONSERVATION STATUS: Threatened - Nationally Critical.

NOTES: Often occurs with Pterostylis tasmanica.
Previously known as Diplodium puberula and Pterostylis nana.
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