Midget Greenhood Orchid
Whole in Bud
|Class:||Plants (Plantae) - Orchids|
|Species:||Midget Greenhood Orchid (Pterostylis mutica)|
|Synonyms:||Hymenochilus muticus or Oligochaetochilus muticus|
|Other names:||Blunt Greenhood or Midget Green-hood|
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), and elsewhere
The rosette is more typical of greenhoods, than the swan, being very flat and small.
The rear of the labellum (the appendage) is relatively flat.
Noting the rosette in early life (August) and marking the plants to monitor them, as we did, is the best way to identify them.
This year we found a large number of specimens whose rosettes varied dramatically. We thought we had several species, but all turned out to be just the one. Photo's are on their way.