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Tall Greenhood

Pterostylis melagramma

Description:

An orchid about 150 mm high with about 6 flowers on the spike facing away from the stem. The hood was translucent and green with a yellow tip. Lateral sepals were drooping and the lip was yellow with a dark median stripe. Leaves were lanceolate, alternate and placed low on the stem.

Habitat:

Spotted in a nature reserve known for indigenous orchids - Baluk Willam

Notes:

This orchid was not in bloom when I last visited this reserve. A lucky find.
Family: Orchidaceae

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2 Comments

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 3 months ago

Nice spotting, Leuba. There's also a mission for orchids - https://www.projectnoah.org/missions/856... Hopefully you'll get to see one in bloom.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 months ago

A newie.

Leuba Ridgway
Spotted by
Leuba Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Sep 17, 2019
Submitted on Sep 18, 2019

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