Greenhood Orchids 4

Slender Species

             
Pterostylis alobula
 
Pterostylis alveata
 
Pterostylis brumalis
 
Pterostylis trullifolia
Winter Greenhood
Pterostylis alobula
Syn: Diplodium alobulum
Okoia - Wanganui
Photo: Michael Pratt

Flowers April - October
Locally common in light forests & scrub.
Distinguished by the red arched labellum
that tapers to a narrow inverted U tip.


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Greenhood
Pterostylis alveata
Syn: Diplodium alveatum
North-West Nelson
Photo: Gael Donaghy

Flowers February - May
Found under light scrub in North-West
Nelson and in the Hutt Valley. Rare.
An Australian coloniser.


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Kauri Greenhood
Pterostylis brumalis
Syn: Diplodium brumale
Waitakere Range
Photo: Michael Pratt

Flowers April - August
Found only in Kauri forests.
Has a prominent spout to the
sinus of the lateral sepals.


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Trowel Leaf Greenhood
Pterostylis trullifolia
Syn: Diplodium trullifolium
Rainbow Mountain - Waiotapu
Photo: Michael Pratt

Flowers May - October
Found in scrub and forests at scattered
locations throughout the North Island
and in North-West Nelson.


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Pterostylis puberula
 
Pterostylis tanypoda
 
Pterostylis tristis
 
Pterostylis tasmanica
Snail Greenhood
Pterostylis puberula
Syn: Linguella puberula
Billy Goat Track - Kauaeranga Valley
Photo: Eric Scanlen

Flowers September - December
A rare species known only from small
colonies in the Far North, Coromandel
& Golden Bay. Critically endangered.


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Swan Greenhood
Pterostylis tanypoda
Syn: Hymenochilus tanypodus
Nenthorn Hotel - McCrae's Flat
Photo: Eric Scanlen

Flowers December - January
Found in tussock grassland & shingly
open places such as river terraces.
A South Island species.


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Midget Greenhood
Pterostylis tristis
Syn: Hymenochilus tristis
Lake Lyndon
Photo: Eric Scanlen

Flowers October - January
Found in montane to subalpine grassland
& shingly open places. Local and sparse.
Easily overlooked due to its small size.


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Bearded Greenhood
Pterostylis tasmanica
Syn: Plumatichilos tasmanicum
Kaitoke - Upper Hutt
Photo: Michael Pratt

Flowers September - October
A rare species of light scrub & clay
hillsides. Labellum covered in yellow
hairs, with a dark brown callus tip.


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