Greenhood Orchids 2

Grass Leaved Species continued

             
Pterostylis aff montana
 
Pterostylis paludosa
 
Pterostylis patens
 
Pterostylis peninsula
Greenhood
Pterostylis aff montana
Okoia - Wanganui
Photo: Michael Pratt

Flowers September - December
There are a number of undescribed
species which are included under
the tag-name of P aff montana.


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Swamp Greenhood
Pterostylis paludosa
Mt Ruapehu
Photo: Eric Scanlen

Flowers October - January
Found in swamps and bogs dominated
by Wire-Rush (Empodisma minus).
Local and uncommon.


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Greenhood
Pterostylis patens
Dawson Falls - Mt Taranaki
Photo: Michael Pratt

Flowers November - December
A very robust species of montane
to sub-alpine areas. Dorsal and
lateral sepals are very long.


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Greenhood
Pterostylis "peninsula"
Photo: Eric Scanlen
Flowers November - December
A Pterostylis graminea taxon from the
South Island, with a flower similar
to that of Pterostylis cernua. The
status of this species is unclear.


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Pterostylis porrecta
 
Pterostylis pulchragalea
 
Pterostylis oliveri
 
Pterostylis silvicultrix
Shrimp-Flowered
Greenhood

Pterostylis porrecta
Photo: Ian St George
Flowers November - January
Similar in size to P graminea.
Lateral sepals arch strongly forward.
Local and uncommon.


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Greenhood
Pterostylis "pulchragalea"
Littles Flat - Kaweka Range
Photo: Eric Scanlen

Flowers November - January
Notable for its long labellum, long
dorsal sepal & curled lateral sepals.
Found from Ruapehu to the Kaweka's.


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Oliver's Greenhood
Pterostylis oliveri
Old Coach Road - Arthur's Pass
Photo: Kathleen Shepherd

Flowers November - January
A South Island species.
Found in montane forests from
Arthur's Pass to Golden Bay.


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Greenhood
Pterostylis silvicultrix
Caravan Bush - Pitt Island
Photo: Peter de Lange

Flowers October - December
Endemic to the Chatham Islands.
Similar to Pterostylis montana.
Found beneath shaded forest.


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