Pterostylis alpina

Common name: 

Alpine Greenhood

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Grampians, Midlands, Otway Range, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Gippsland Highlands, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (CDJKNPRSTVWZ) also NSW

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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Moist sheltered slopes and near streams in high-rainfall forest1

Flower description:

Dark green and white1


Terrestrial orchid to 30 cm tall1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Rosette leaves are grouped in a loose spiral in the bottom third of the scape, flowers are usually solitary, green and white amd 3 cm long, the labellum is dark green to brownish1

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Conservation status:

Not threatened


1 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria