Pterostylis valida (Nicholls) D.L.Jones, 1994

Robust greenhood orchid, Robust greenhood



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Considered a synonym of P. excelsa by (Humphreys et al., 2019).


Conservation Status

Last record: 1941

Rediscovered in 2009



Victoria, Australia


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Jones, D. L. (1994). Muelleria 8(2): 191.


Other references:

Hnatiuk, R.J. (1990). Census of Australian vascular plants. Australian Flora and Fauna Series 11: 1-650.

Humphreys, Aelys M., Govaerts, Rafaël, Ficinski, Sarah Z., Lughadha, Eimear Nic and Vorontsova, Maria S. (2019). Global dataset shows geography and life form predict modern plant extinction and rediscovery. Nature Ecology & Evolution 3: 1043-1047. [Abstract] [Supplementary Dataset 1]

POWO. 2018. Plants of the World online. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Walter, Kerry S. and Gillett, Harriet J. (eds.). (1998). 1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants. Compiled by the World Conservation Monitoring Centre. Gland, Switzerland & Cambridge, UK: IUCN – The World Conservation Union. lxiv + 862 pp.


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