Coastal Banded Greenhood
- Urochilus orbiculatus
- Pterostylis sp. ‘coastal’
- Pterostylis sp. ‘small bands’
- Pterostylis sp. ‘northern’
The Coastal Banded Greenhood looks very similar to the Dark Banded Greenhood (Pterostylis sanguinea), but can be distinguished by its usually more widely spaced flowers with narrower, slightly cupped lateral sepals and a narrower labellum. The colour of the flowers is highly variable and can range from dark brown to green. As with all Banded Greenhoods, the labellum is irritable and will flick up when touched.
As suggested by its common name, the Coastal Banded Greenhood is found in coastal areas of south-western WA between Bunbury and Dongara, where it is generally very common. The plants grow in sandy soil in woodlands and flower in mid-winter. They are usually found growing underneath trees in small groups.