Greenhood Orchids 3

Short & Rosette Leaved Species


Pterostylis areolata
 
Pterostylis cernua
 
Pterostylis foliata
 
Pterostylis humilis
Greenhood
Pterostylis areolata
Oxford
Photo: Eric Scanlen

Flowers October - December
Found on grassy terraces or under
light scrub in the South Island.
Local and uncommon.


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Greenhood
Pterostylis cernua
Arthur's Pass
Photo: Phil Knightbridge

Flowers November - January
A small vulnerable species from the
Arthur's Pass / West Coast area.
Rare.


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Slender Greenhood
Pterostylis foliata
Iwitahi - Taupo
Photo: Michael Pratt

Flowers November
An uncommon Greenhood found in
open scrub, banks, and grassy places.
Lower leaves form an irregular rosette.


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Greenhood
Pterostylis humilis
Stratford Plateau - Mt Taranaki
Photo: Michael Pratt

Flowers December - January
Found in sub-alpine scrub on
Mt Taranaki, the Central Plateau,
and North-West Nelson.


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Pterostylis micromega
 
Pterostylis nutans
 
Pterostylis subsimilis
 
Pterostylis venosa
Swamp Greenhood
Pterostylis micromega
Tangiwai - Mt Ruapehu
Photo: Eric Scanlen

Flowers November - February
A rare species found in lowland to
montane stream edges and bogs.
Acutely Threatened.


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Nodding Greenhood
Pterostylis nutans
Waihaha - Lake Taupo
Photo: Ian St George

Flowers August - October
Currently known from only one
location west of Lake Taupo.
Is an Australian vagrant.


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Greenhood
Pterostylis subsimilis
Sunshine Track - Ruahine Range
Photo: Bob Watson

Flowers October - December
Very similar to Pterostylis areolata.
Found in the Ruahine, Tararua,
and Aorangi Ranges.


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

Flowers November - January
A low growing species found in
high rainfall mountain forests
and sub-alpine scrub.


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