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Cobra greenhood

Pterostylis grandiflora


An attractive species because of its large, green and white striped flowers and sepal and the petals combining to form a hood with a coppery cowl.
Single flowers form (about 35 mm long and 23 mm wide) on a spike about 150 mm high.


These were seen in a designated flower conservation area of dry sclerophyll eucalyptus woodland. Baluk Willum Flora Reserve.


Currently regarded as a threatened species.

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1 Comment

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 5 months ago

Great spotting, Mark. After seeing the 3rd photo, its name makes perfect sense.

Mark Ridgway
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Mark Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Jun 5, 2020
Submitted on Jun 6, 2020

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