Small Rustyhood

Small Rustyhood
Photographer
Chris Lindorff
Common Name
Small Rustyhood
Scientific Name
Pterostylis pusilla
Size
15cm
Leaf Description
Rosette of 3-6 basal leaves, oval, to 30 x 10mm, dull green, absent at flowering time. Stem leaves, lance-shaped, 2-3 encircling stem.
General Description
1-6 green or brown, hood-like and gaping flowers.
Flower Description
Up to 14 white and green flowers with rufous colourings on sepals and petals. Lateral sepals vertical with tips curving forward with margins infolded. Rufous to olive brown labellum, with setae (bristle like hairs) on margin.
Flower Colour
Green or brown
Notes
Potentially extinct in Nillumbik.
Flowering Months
September
October
November
Habitat
Dry Forest
Date of Last Record
undated
Growing Conditions
Favours drier forests, often in goldfields country.