All known pollinators of the Genus Pterostylis have been male insects of the fungus gnat and mosquito family.

Nodding Greenhood (Pterostylis nutans)

Flowers in Winter (Jul - Oct), favours moist sheltered areas in open forest, woodland on a variety of soils

The photo ruler indicates the height of this particular plant - a total of 1.5 inches (4cm) but others can grow up to 30cm high.  The lower picture shows the leaves of a juvenile plant.  These orchids can grow in extensive, often dense colonies and flowers freely.


Parson's Bands (Eriochilus cucullatus)

Flowers in Autumn (Jan - May), found in a variety of habitat from sclerophyll forest to grassland.

Usually among the first autumn orchids to flower.  Leaf rarely fully developed at time of flowering.  The photo ruler indicates the height of this particular plant - a total of 5 inches (12.5cm).

Believed to be pollinated by small bees.


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