Pterostylis ×toveyana Ewart & Sharman

Mentone Greenhood

Proc. Roy. Soc. Victoria, new ser., 28: 235, t. 18 (1916) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)

Flowering plant to 22 cm tall, stem leaves 2–4, spreading. Rosette leaves 2–5, ovate, 15–35 mm long, 5–15 mm wide, petiolate, margins entire, flat or crisped. Flower 15–18 mm long, green and white with brown suffusions in the galea; dorsal sepal with a filiform apex 2–3 mm long; lateral sepals erect, tightly embracing the galea, sinus fiat with a central notch when viewed from the front, shallowly curved when viewed from the side, free points 13–18 mm long, filiform, erect or curved forward; petal margins flared. Labellum narrowly ovate-lanceolate, 8–10 mm long, 2.5–3 mm wide, dark brown in distal half, apex shallowly notched, tip just visible when viewed from the front in the set position. Flowers May–Aug.

CVU, EGL, GipP, Gold, HSF. Also Tas. Grows in moist areas of open forest and in coastal scrub, usually on sandy soils.

A natural hybrid between P. concinna and P. striata forming clonal colonies, usually in close proximity to the parents.

Source: Jones, D.L. (1994). Pterostylis. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 2, Ferns and Allied Plants, Conifers and Monocotyledons. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Neville Walsh, 2019-02-21
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Asparagales
family Orchidaceae
genus Pterostylis
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Pterostylis ×toveyana in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Pterostylis ×toveyana in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Gippsland Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native