Emerald-lip Greenhood

Emerald-lip Greenhood
Photographer
Nick Bean
Common Name
Emerald-lip Greenhood
Scientific Name
Pterostylis smaragdyna
Size
50cm
Leaf Description
Basal leaves: oval, to 30 x 10mm, absent on flowering plants. Stem leaves: narrow and lance-shaped, to 8cm long, alternate, bases encircling stem
General Description
An orchid with several long, narrow leaves along an erect stem bearing 1-12 dark green, glossy, hood-like and gaping flowers.
Flower Description
Up to 12 white and green striped flowers, to 22mm across. Lateral sepals are usually parallel and bent downwards, narrow sinus ending in short points. Green labellum with dareker green central stripe and margins and an upturned tip.
Flower Colour
Green with darker green stripes
Flowering Months
June
July
August
September
Habitat
open box-stringybark forest with grassy understorey
Date of Last Record
2000-2015
Growing Conditions
Favours low flat ridges and moist flats, growing in dark brown loam.
Conservation Status Vic
Rare