Sydney Plains Greenhood  |  

Pterostylis saxicola

Status: Endangered on the EPBC Act list

The Sydney Plains Greenhood is a tuberous, terrestrial herb, with scape to 25 cm tall. It has reddish brown and green translucent flowers on a slender stem to 35 cm tall. It has concave, curved lateral sepals and a fairly broad labellum with setae to 0.7 mm long on basal lobe and with 5-9 pairs of marginal setae. Plants have 5-8 rosette leaves, and 2-4 closely-sheathing stem leaves.

Government evidence of impact of climate change:

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  • Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Pterostylis saxicola

    Threats The main identified threats to Sydney Plains Greenhood are habitat loss and degradation from development; unrestricted access and grazing; weed invasion and inappropriate fire regimes.