Grass-leaved Greenhood (Pterostylis graminea)
Last Modified: 5-11-2021 21:44
Grass-leaved Greenhood (Pterostylis graminea) is a ground orchid endemic to New Zealand, found typically in native forest. Flowering is from spring to summer. Plants have a single flower, striped green and white. Flowers have a unique method of pollination, involving touch sensitivity that traps insects within the flower, forcing them to crawl over the stigma to escape. The species is found throughout northern Marlborough, from the Richmond Range to the Marlborough Sounds.
This example was observed in Mount Richmond Forest Park at Pine Valley.
Image Date: 25/10/2021
Photographer: Christopher Cookson
Location: Latitude: -41.501083 Longitude: 173.510254