Pterostylis sanguinea

Common name: 

Banded Greenhood

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Lowan Mallee, Wimmera, Wannon, Grampians, Midlands, Otway Plain, Otway Range, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory (BCDEKNPT) also SA, Tas

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

Heath and open-forest1

Flower description:

Dark reddish-brown1


Terrestrial herbs to 50 cm tall1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species has 5-7 leaves on the stem of flowering plants, rosette leaves develop on on non flowering plants. There are 1-15 flowers on the stem. The labellum has an erect tail-like appendage1

Image of Pterostylis sanguinea
Image of Pterostylis sanguinea
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