Midget Greenhood

Midget Greenhood
Photographer
Frank Pierce
Common Name
Midget Greenhood
Scientific Name
Pterostylis mutica
Size
8-25cm
Leaf Description
Rosette of 5-12 basal leaves, oval, sessile to 25 x 15mm, dark green. Stem leaves, lance-shaped, numerous, encircling stem.
General Description
4-20 small, green, hood-like and gaping flowers
Flower Description
Up to 20 tiny pale green flowers, to 10mm across. Galea curved with a blunt tip, lateral sepals bent down, with margins incurved. Recurved labellum dark green.
Flower Colour
Green with darker green stripes
Notes
Potentially extinct in Nillumbik.
Flowering Months
August
September
October
November
December
Habitat
Basalt Plains Woodlands, dry forest, tea-tree heath
Date of Last Record
1990-1999
Growing Conditions
Well drained soils