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OrchidPterostylis falcata

Sickle greenhood at Nungatta, NSW

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Pterostylis falcata at Nungatta, NSW - 26 Nov 2017
Pterostylis falcata at Nungatta, NSW - 26 Nov 2017
Pterostylis falcata at Nungatta, NSW - 26 Nov 2017
Pterostylis falcata at Nungatta, NSW - 26 Nov 2017
Pterostylis falcata at Nungatta, NSW - 26 Nov 2017

Identification history

Orchid Pterostylis falcata 30 Nov 2017 TonyWoodFounding Explorer - TonyWood joined us in 2014!
Orchid Pterostylis falcata 30 Nov 2017 JackieMilesMultiple Significant Sightings - JackieMiles has made multiple, recognised, significant sightings and is a true NatureMapr!Bulk Reporter - JackieMiles has reported over 100 sightings!

Author's notes

Very large flower (about 2-3cm long), with a gap between the "hood' and the "ears" when viewed from the side, and growing in a wet area with sphagnum in a drainage line thru forest. Pretty sure it has to be this species, due to the flower size and wet habitat.

1 comment

TonyWoodFounding Explorer - TonyWood joined us in 2014! wrote:
   30 Nov 2017
Yes, it is the largest in the genus and likes wet habitats.

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Location information

Species information

  • Highly sensitive
  • Rare or uncommon Native

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
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  • 26 Nov 2017 Recorded on
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