Pterostylis pedunculata

Pterostylis pedunculata

Maroonhood (or as my daughter calls them ‘Llama orchids’ because they look like llamas)

Flowering:
Late winter to spring
Usual habitat/distribution:
Wet sclerophyll, damp gullies, shaded places.
Widespread through the North, East and South East.
Status:
Not listed
Description:
Rosette of leaves at base. About 15cm tall flower stem. Maroon/brown hood, green and white striped toward base of flower. Flowers are solitary. Labellum dark red/brown and not obviously visible.
Usually found in colonies.
Locations I have seen it:
Trugannini track, Taroona (Sept 2015) – Kate Reed reserve, Launceston (Sept 2015) – Hytten Gully, UTAS (Sept 2015) – Waterworks reserve (Sept 2015)

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