Pterostylis baptistii (King Greenhood)


Like other greenhoods, this orchid grows in colonies, is deciduous and occurs in local forests in well-drained, moist sites. When fertile, it produces a slender, green flower stem up to 25cm tall emerging from a rosette of small, dark green leaves. The flower is very large, about 60mm in height, and was photographed in April in amongst a large mixed colony of Acianthus fornicatus and Chiloglottis sylvestris.


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April 2003