Illawarra Greenhood  |  

Pterostylis gibbosa

Status: Endangered on the EPBC Act list

Rufa Greenhood; Pouched Greenhood

The Illawarra greenhood is a ground-dwelling orchid known from a small number of populations in the Hunter region, the Illawarra region, and the Shoalhaven region in New South Wales. Total population numbers are estimated at around 4200 plants. All known populations grow in open forest or woodland, on flat or gently sloping land with poor drainage. Threats to the Illawarra greenhood include clearing for agriculture and urban development, disturbance from recreational users and grazing by domestic stock.

Government evidence of impact of climate change:

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  • Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Pterostylis gibbosa

    Absence of potential The absence of fire or infrequent fires may also be a threat to fire current the species.