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OrchidPterostylis monticola   

Large mountain greenhood at Namadgi National Park

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Pterostylis monticola at Namadgi National Park - 24 Dec 2018
Pterostylis monticola at Namadgi National Park - 24 Dec 2018
Pterostylis monticola at Namadgi National Park - 24 Dec 2018
Pterostylis monticola at Namadgi National Park - 24 Dec 2018
Pterostylis monticola at Namadgi National Park - 24 Dec 2018

Identification history

Orchid Pterostylis monticola 2 Jan 2019 TobiasHayashi
Orchid Pterostylis sp. 24 Dec 2018 GlenRyan

Author's notes

Update to sighting 3878407 - found a larger colony of plants nearby. I originally thought these were maybe P. aneaba as they seemed fairly similar to previously confirmed nearby sightings (3387190 and 3389045). But these plants also look very similar to the recent sighting 3930922 which has been identified as P. monticola. So not sure if these are not also P. monticola - there were some larger flowers and several were taller (35cm plus) than previous sightings identified as P. aneaba. Images here are the largest flowers / taller plants I could see. Glen

3 comments

CathB wrote:
   26 Dec 2018
I think this looks more like P. monticola. The broadly notched, bulging sinus and somewhat downcurved flowers fit that species. Would you agree, Tobias?
   2 Jan 2019
Yes, I agree that these look like Pt monticola, and that the previous sighting also looks like Pt monticola. I checked with Mark and he agreed that the previous sighting (3878407) looked like Pt monticola.
GlenRyan wrote:
   14 Feb 2019
Thanks Tobias - P. monticola it is then :)

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Location information

Species information

  • Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 30 Abundance
  • 24 Dec 2018 8:55 AM Recorded on
  • GlenRyan Recorded by
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