Dark-tip Greenhood

Dark-tip Greenhood
Photographer
Frank Pierce
Common Name
Dark-tip Greenhood
Scientific Name
Pterostylis atrans
Size
30cm
Leaf Description
Basal rosette of 3-6 short-stalked dark green oval to oblong leaves 15-25mm x 10-15mm, margins curled/wavy on non-flowering plants only. Flowering plants have 3-5 lance-shaped stem leaves.
General Description
A Greenhood with a single shiny bright green and white striped flower to 30cm high. Sinus bulging and free points on lateral sepals thread-like. Labellum does not protrude through the sinus. Rosette of 3-6 oval to oblong basal leaves. Plants may form extensive colonies, but generally sparse in open areas. Locally threatened.
Flower Description
Single white and green striped flower, often brown towards the tip, to 28mm across. Galea erect and then curving forward and down. Lateral sepals erect and sinus projecting like a spout. Brown labellum oblong and barely visible above the sinus.
Flower Colour
Shiny bright green and white striped
Flowering Months
January
February
March
April
May
November
December
Habitat
Damp Forest, Damp Heathland, Herb-rich Foothill Forest, Valley Grassy Forest
Date of Last Record
1990-1999
Growing Conditions
Moist to well drained soils on moist slopes and ridges. Semi shade.