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
Map - Australasian Virtual Herbarium

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

Heath and open-forest 1

Flower Description:

Dark reddish-brown 1


Terrestrial herbs to 50 cm tall 1

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 appendage 1


Links to more images:

Atlas of Living Australia MELU

Links to description of this species:


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