Pterostylis melagramma

Pterostylis melagramma

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Diurideae
SubTribe: Pterostylidinae
Genus: Pterostylis
Species: Ptst. melagramma
Binomial name
Pterostylis melagramma
D.L.Jones 1998

Pterostylis melagramma is a species in the genus Pterostylis


Plants bloom from winter to spring with a several 1.5 cm wide flowers. The lip contains a trigger that flexes when stimulated.


Plants are found in the woodland forest of Tasmania, New South Wales, Victoria, and South Australia at elevations of 10 to 1000 meters


Keep plant in cool temperatures with bright light. Plant goes dormant in summer to fall keep the mix dry and until plant begins to sprout. Slowly water the plant until it starts to grows and water regularly. Pot in soil or peat with perlite. Plants are easy to grow.


Common Names:Black-striped Leafy Greenhood Orchid


  1. Bunochilus melagrammus ( D.L.Jones ) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2002
  2. Oligochaetochilus melagrammus (D.L.Jones) Szlach. 2001
  3. Pterostylis melagramma D.L.Jones 1998

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