Maroonhood Pterostylis pedunculata

All these photos are from Sherbrooke Forest in the Dandenong Ranges National Park where they are found growing perilously close to tracks. This is the only place I have noticed them and I must thank Mark and Alex from the Lyrebird Survey Group for helping to point them out. In this forest they grow in the same area as the Alpine Greenhood, they both seem to like living in fear of being trodden upon.

Flowering Time Flower Numbers Height Flower Size
Mid August to September
single stalk and flower to 25cm  

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Pterostylis pedunculata
Pterostylis pedunculata
Aug 2003, Sherbrooke Forest (26KB)
Maroonhood with Spider Threads
Maroonhood with Spider Threads (22KB)
Sept 2007, Croydon North, Vic
Pterostylis pedunculata #4
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Pterostylis pedunculata #5
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Maroonhood with Leaf Rosettes
Maroonhood with Leaf Rosettes (43KB)
Sept 2007, Gembrook, Vic

Double-headed Maroonhood
Rare Double-headed Maroonhood (36KB)
Aug 2006, Christmas Hills, Vic

Ucommon Green Form
Ucommon Green Form (41KB)
Sept 2007, Christmas Hills, Vic

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