Maroonhood Orchid [Pterostylis pedunculata]
Photo Phillipa Hamilton
Flowering time: July to October
Habitat: Fairly widespread from coast to foothills, in either open forest or closed forest sites in fern gullies, absent from higher mountain areas.
Possible sites: Freestone Creek, Clifton Creek, Moormurng and Colquhoun Forests, Raymond Island, Buchan, Tostaree, Orbost, Cann River, Wingan River, Genoa
Notes: A distinctive species which usually forms a colony consisting of a few to several dozen flowering plants.
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