Close-up-of-striped-greenhood

Striped (Striated) Greenhood (Pterostylis alata)

Close-up-of-striped-greenhood
Close-up of a Striped Greenhood, also known as a Striated Greenhood.

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.

Striped-Greenhood-3
Back view of a Striped Greenhood.
trio-of-striped-greenhoods
A trio of Striped Greenhoods are still very hard to spot , despite their cheerful colour
Front-and-side-view-of-striped-greenhood
A view of the front and side of the Striped Greenhood.
Striped-Greenhood-showing-front view-set-against bark.
A new orchid to add to my list, this small group was growing among grass and fallen bark.

Let me know what you think!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s