Description Green-lip Greenhood Orchid is a green flowered ground orchid native to Tasmania. The translucent green hood or galea is made up of the dorsal sepal and lateral petals which are fused together. The labellum is green with darker green stripe down the centre. Flowering is in winter and early spring from July to September. The stem grows to 30 cm tall and is green. Non flowering plants have a rosette of leaves at the base. It is similar to Pterostylis melagramma, Pterostylis tunstallii and Pterostylis williamsonii. These orchids are pollinated by flies.
Habitat heathland, open woodland
Distribution Pterostylis stenochila is found in Tasmania