Pterostylis melagramma D.L.Jones 1998 SECTION Bunochilus Photo courtesy of Cathy Powers and her AUSTRALIAN TERRESTRIAL ORCHIDS OTHER FLORA & FAUNA BANJORAH

Frontal Flower View

Lip Detail

Plant and Flower Photos courtesy of Colin Rowan


Common Name The Black Striped Pterostylis - In Australia Black-striped Leafy Greenhood Orchid

Flower Size 3/5" [1.5 cm]

This medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial species is from Tasmania, New South Wales, Victoria, and South occuring in sclerophyl forest and woodland, often in sandy soil at elevations of 10 to 1000 meters with an erect stem with a single leafless basal sheath and carrying 6+, gradually getting smaller upwards, narrowly lanceolate, acute, basally clasping leaves and blooms in the winter and spring on an erect, 2" [5 cm] long, few flowered inflorescence carrying flowers with a triggered lip that flexes up when stimulated .

Synonyms Bunochilus melagrammus ( D.L.Jones ) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2002; Oligochaetochilus melagrammus (D.L.Jones) Szlach. 2001; Pterostylis melagramma D.L.Jones 1998

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 71 No 8 2002 photo; Orchids of Austrlia Riley & Banks 2002; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Bunochilus melagrammus photo fide