Pterostylis chlorogramma

Green-striped Greenhood

Perennial, rising from round tubers, grows as scattered plants. Central sepal and petals united into a galea (hood) over the column and labellum (lip). Lateral sepals joined at the base, ending in fine points.

Additional information

  • SynonymBunochilus chlorogramma
  • FamilyOrchidaceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Sizeto 45 cm high
  • Plant groupingOrchids
  • Leaves5-9 dark green lance-shaped stem leaves 2-6 cm x 3-6 mm. Loose rosette of 3-6 long-stalked leaves to 25 mm x 5 mm on sterile plants only
  • Flower colourTranslucent green with darker stripes
  • Flowering timeJuly to August
  • Flowers1-7 shiny flowers to 18 mm, facing away from stem. Hood leaning forward with small tapering tip; flanged petals meet at base; lateral sepals drooping, joined for more than half length, tips to 4 mm; lip green with darker stripe, drooping, tip upturned.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsMoist well drained soils in open forest and woodland. Semi shade.
  • Garden useUse of orchids in gardens is not recommended, unless they already occur naturally, in which case they need to be protected. Removing orchids from the bush usually results in their death and further depletes remaining wild orchid populations.
  • Commercially availableNever
  • Conservation statusVulnerable in Victoria to continued depletion. Known in the Shire from one area.
  • Aboriginal Use Food - tuber
Photographer/s: 1 Colin Rowan, RetiredAussies ©; 2-4 Cathy Powers ©

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