I’ve been keeping an eye on a very small number of Striped Greenhoods (also known as Striated Greenhoods) for about a month now. It has taken me a while but I am finally adding them to the A-Z Native Species list. Today I could only find one, but there have been up to five in flower at once. The 27th orchid species on my list, the Striped Greenhood is relatively small. The ones I have found growing here are between 10cm and 15 cm high.
It’s interesting to note I found them growing in a sheltered grassy spot where I have not noticed other species of orchids growing. So far, I have not found Striped Greenhoods in the bush part of the property.
Looking at the Retired Aussies website, I note that the botanical name seems to have changed from Pterostylis alata to Diplodium striatum. I think it would be interesting to know the reason for all of this reclassification, so if I find any articles discussing this, I will write a follow-up post. In the meantime, here are some more photographs showing the orchid from a number of different angles.