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Greenhood orchids (Pterostylis species)

Greenhood orchids (Pterostylis species)

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Pterostylis is a genus of about 120 species of plants in the orchid family, Orchidaceae. Commonly called greenhood orchids, they are terrestrial, deciduous, perennial, tuberous, herbs found in Australia, New Zealand, New Guinea, New Caledonia and one Indonesian island. The flowers are mostly green, sometimes with brown, reddish or white stripes and are distinguished from other orchids by their unusual flower structures and pollination mechanism.

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21/11/2016
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Bernard Spragg
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