Maroonhood

Maroonhood
Photographer
Kaye McRae
Common Name
Maroonhood
Scientific Name
Pterostylis pedunculata
Size
25cm
Leaf Description
Ground-hugging rosette of 3-6 stalked, veined, dark green egg-shaped leaves 10-65mm x 6-18mm, around the base of the stem, margins wavy. 2-3 small stem-clasping leaves on slender stem.
General Description
Perennial herb rising from round tubers to form large colonies. Central sepal and petals united into a galea (hood) over the column and labellum (lip). Lateral sepals joined at the base, ending in fine points.
Flower Description
Single erect green and white flower with lateral sepals and galae tips maroon-brown, to 20mm across. Galea erect curving down to a horizontal tip. Lateral sepals loosely erect and sinus V-shaped, the maroon labellum can just be seen above the sinus.
Flower Colour
Translucent white with green stripes becoming reddish-brown
Flowering Months
July
August
September
October
November
December
Habitat
Moist to wet forests
Date of Last Record
2000-2015
Growing Conditions
Moist soil in leaf litter in fern gullies. Dappled to full shade.