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Pterostylis concinna R.Br.
Family Orchidaceae
Common name: Trim Greenhood

Pterostylis concinna R.Br. APNI*

Synonyms: Taurantha concinna (R.Br.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. APNI*

Description: Terrestrial herb.

Rosette leaves 4–6, ovate to oblong, 1–3 cm long, 6–15 mm wide, margins entire or wavy; petiolate.

Scape to 25 cm high, very slender. Flower c. 2 cm long, erect, white and dark green with brown suffusions in the galea and sinus. Apex of galea slightly decurved. Lateral sepals tightly embracing the galea; sinus flat when viewed from the front, shallowly mounded when viewed from the side; free points filiform to clavate, c. 20 mm long, erect. Petals broad. Labellum oblong, 6–8 mm long, c. 2 mm wide, dark brown, apex deeply notched, apex just visible through the sinus in the set position.

Photo J. Plaza

Photo W. Cherry

Flowering: May–Sept.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in moist areas of sclerophyll forest and coastal scrub; south from Mudgee.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, CWS
Other Australian states: Vic. Tas. S.A.
AVH map***

Hybridises sporadically with P. decurva.

Text by D. L. Jones
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)

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