Pterostylis melagramma (Black-stripped Greenhood Orchid)
Black-stripped Greenhood orchid (Pterostylis melagramma). Tasmanian Southern midlands.
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Black-stripped Greenhood Orchid
The Black-stripped Greenhood Orchid is a tall terrestrial greenhood orchid growing to about 90 cm in height. The flowers are shiny green with dorsal sepal and lateral petals fused into a hood called a galea. The lateral sepal are joint for most of their length ending in a pair of points. The stem has a cluster of up to ten flowers that grow close to the main stem on short stalks, with flowering in late autumn to early spring. The individual flowers are about 1.5 cm across. The plant has up to 8 dark green leaves that grow to about 9 cm long.
20cm - 90cm
semi-shaded areas in open forest, scrubland
Pterostylis melagramma is found in south eastern New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, and south east of South Australia.
|Common Name:||Black-stripped Greenhood Orchid|
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