Pterostylis melagramma

Common name: 

Tall Greenhood

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

All regions except Murray Mallee (BCDEHJKMNPRSTUVWXZ) also SA, NSW, ACT, Tas

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

Moist areas of open-forest and coastal scrubs1

Flower description:

Translucent green1


Terrestrial orchid 15-40 cm tall1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species has 3-6 rosette leaves that are well developed on non-flowering plants. There are usually more than 2 flowers. The labellum has poorly developed lateral lobes and a blackish central stripe. Flowers are 1.5 cm long1

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Conservation status:

Not threatened

Other comments:
Information gathered from Flora of Victoria (1994) entry of Pterostylis longifolia. This species has since been split into multiple species (including P. melagramma) so the information listed here applies to the Pterostylis longifolia complex

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