|This terrestrial orchid grows in moist areas in the open forests around Brisbane. It is
widespread and locally common and forms dense colonies
of plants where the conditions are right.
The rosette has up to 6 stalked leaves to about
40mm by 15mm. The flower stem is quite variable and grows between 10cm and
30cm tall, usually in the 15cm to 20cm range. The flower is translucent
with green and white stripes
and fawn towards the tip. It nods forward strongly distinguishing
this orchid from most other Pterostylis.
This species can be identified by its green and white nodding flowers. It is similar to
but can be separated by its lateral sepals crossing the galea and its
galea apex narrow when viewed from the front compared to Pterosytlis