Story: Orchids

Greenhood (2nd of 4)

Greenhood

In greenhood orchids the upper sepal and petals are joined to form a hood. The long side sepals sweep backwards in Pterostylis patens, a ground orchid of upland forests and subalpine scrub.

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New Zealand Native Orchids
Photograph by Michael Pratt

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Ian St George, 'Orchids - Orchid habitat, features and conservation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/10825/greenhood (accessed 29 October 2021)

Story by Ian St George, published 24 Sep 2007