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Pterostylis – Greenhoods

Greenhoods are divided into three groups depending on the position adopted by the lateral sepals.


Sepals upright

Curled-tongue Shell Orchid

Shell Orchids

Robust Snail Orchid

Snail Orchids

Shy Greehood

Shy Greehood

Visual comparison

Visual comparison


Sepals recurved

Jug Orchid

Jug Orchid


Sepals down

Northhampton Midget Greenhood

Midget Greenhood

Dark Banded Greenhood

Banded Greenhoods

Painted Rufous Greenhood

Rufous Greenhoods

Bearded Bird Orchid

Bird Orchids


Pterostylis – [terro-style-iss]
From pteros, a wing, and stylos, a style.
The wings are hidden out of view and prevent pollinating insects from escaping the flower without a packet of pollen or two.

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