Muelleria 8: 82 (1993) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Flowering plant to 40 cm tall, stem leaves 5–7, spreading, linear-lanceolate, 2–10 cm long, 3–6 mm wide, dark green. Rosette leaves on a separate plant, 3–5, narrowly ovate to lanceolate, 10–35 mm long, 4–8 mm wide. Flowers 1–10, 1.7–2.2 cm long, shiny, translucent green with dark green stripes and suffusions; dorsal sepal with a short apical point; lateral sepals deflexed, conjoined part narrow elliptic, 16–19 mm long, 7–8 mm wide, free points 3–4 mm long, parallel; petals slightly falcate, with a well-developed basal flange. Labellum oblong, 7–8 mm long, 3.5–4 mm wide, emerald green with a darker green basal mound and central stripe, occasionally brownish green, covered with numerous, short, transparent, bead-like cells, longer and hair-like at base and along margins, apex attenuate, notched. Flowers Jun.–Aug.
CVU, DunT, Gold, GGr, HSF, LoM, MuM, NIS, VRiv, VVP, Wim. Also SA, NSW. Apparently localized in Victoria (e.g. outer north-eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Brisbane Ranges, Ararat), but exact range uncertain due to confusion with allied species. Grows in drier forests and woodlands on well-drained shallow clay loam.
See note under Pterostylis chlorogramma.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|New South Wales|