Pterostylis sanguinea   Dark Banded Greenhood

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This orchid can be quite small a matter of a few centimetres tall, or in the case of very healthy plants as much as thirty centimetres with ten flowers or so. It is said to be distinctive and (supposedly) easy to identify with the nodding dark banded head the flowers (sepals) either green or brownish. Pterostylis sanguinea is quite common in western Australia but has a slight preference for the dryer areas so avoids the wetter south west corner.

W.A. W.F.S. tour: Harrismith Reserve 15th September 2007

Added on 5th December 2011

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