BLUNT GREENHOOD FACTS
Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
The Blunt Greenhood is a green flowering terrestrial orchid. The flower is greenish and white, about 3 cm tall and has a blunt hood made up of the dorsal sepal and lateral petals being fused together. The lateral sepals are joined together at the base and fork out into prongs on either side of the hood. thee is usually a single flower on a stem which grows to 30 cm tall. Flowering is from late winter and spring from July to October. The leaves form a rosette of up to six oval leaves at ground level that can grow to about 10 cm long. The plant grows from tubers and sometimes forms dense colonies in suitable habitat.
10cm - 30cm
eucalypt forest, grassy woodland, prefers damp conditions.
Pterostylis curta is found in south east Queensland, eastern New South Wales, Victoria, eastern Tasmania, and is rare in south east of South Australia. Also found in New Caledonia.
|Common Name:||Blunt Greenhood|
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