Pterostylis melagramma

Common Name:

Tall Greenhood



Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

All regions except Murray Mallee (BCDEHJKMNPRSTUVWXZ) also SA, NSW, ACT, Tas
Map - Australasian Virtual Herbarium

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

Moist areas of open-forest and coastal scrubs 1

Flower Description:

Translucent green 1


Terrestrial orchid 15-40 cm tall 1

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 long 1


Links to more images:

Atlas of Living Australia MELU

Links to description of this species:

NSW Flora VicFlora

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