I first saw these coming up when I was busy with the
Superb Greenhoods in
Baluk Willam Flora Reserve.
There were these succulent green shoots popping up all around, I suspected they might have been orchids.
At a later visit to the reserve I discovered they are widespread, appearing virtually throughout the park.
Going back over some of my older photos I realized that this was also the orchid I photographed in 2002 in
R.J. Chambers Flora and Fauna Reserve (no web site).
Subsequently I have also found them widespread throughout
Dandenong Ranges National Park.
Quite a few similar orchids had been called longifolia in the past.
The true Pterostylis longifolia is a NSW species with a significantly hairy labellum.
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