These orchids are among the first greenhoods to flower each year, starting in May.
Pterostylis vittata - Banded Greenhood
The Banded Greenhood is found from Perth to Albany and is distinguished by the long narrow lateral sepals and green colour.
Pterostylis sanguinea - Dark Banded Greenhood
Recent classifications have divided what was previously known as the Dark Banded Greenhood, P. sanguinea into several new species. The Dark Banded Greenhood was named from specimens collected in South Australia and it may be decided in the future that Western Australian plants are different enough to be named separately. In WA it is found in the Wheatbelt between Kalbarri and Esperance.
Pterostylis atrosanguinea - Crowded Banded Greenhood
The Crowded Banded Greenhood is distinguished by its very large, dark coloured flowers that are usually crowded at the top of the stem. It is found mainly in coastal areas between Perth and Bunbury
Pterostylis orbiculata - Coastal Banded Greenhood
Pterostylis crebriflora - Darling Range Banded Greenhood
The Coastal Banded Greenhood is identified by the rounded lateral sepals. The colour is quite variable from green to brown. Plants can be quite tall and robust with up to 30 flowers. It is mainly found in coastal areas between Bunbury and Geraldton but is also found in the Wheatbelt.
The Darling Range Banded Greenhood is identified by the large, brown flowers bunched at the top of the stem. It is not common and has only been found in the Darling Range near Perth.
Pterostylis arbuscula - Mallee Banded Greenhood
The Mallee Banded Greenhood is identified by the short plants with few flowers. It is found from the western Wheatbelt to as far east as Eucla.
Pterostylis concava - Cupped Banded Greenhood
The Cupped Banded Greenhood is similar to the Dark Banded Greenhood but has much larger flowers and even more rounded lateral sepals with curved edges giving the cupped appearance.