Pterostylis trullifolia


Pterostylis trullifolia
Syn: Diplodium trullifolium
Trowel Leaved Greenhood
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PLANT: Terrestrial tuberous herb.
To 30cm tall. Slender.

LEAVES: FLOWERING PLANTS: Stem leaves 3 - 4, up to 3cm in length. Trowel-shaped.
Net-veined and embossed basal leaves in a rosette, oval, less than 1cm across.

FLOWER: Single. 1 - 1.5cm high. Green with translucent white stripes. Lateral sepals diverge at a wide angle to form a U or wide W in frontal view. Sinus of the lateral sepals protruding. Labellum dark brown to reddish-brown, narrow triangular, slightly arched near the tip.

FLOWERING TIME: May - October.

HABITAT: Lowland to montane light forests and scrub.

CONSERVATION STATUS: Not Threatened. Locally common.

NOTES: Has distinct adult and juvenile stages.
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