National Recovery Plan for the Leafy Greenhood Pterostylis cucullata
Victorian Department of Sustainability and Environment
- National Recovery Plan for the Leafy Greenhood Pterostylis cucullata (PDF - 141 KB) | (RTF - 2,980 KB)
The Leafy Greenhood (Pterostylis cucullata R.Br.) is a perennial, terrestrial orchid endemic to south-eastern Australia, in Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia. About 110 populations containing approximately 50,000 plants are known. Major threats include weed invasion, grazing and disturbance to and destruction of plants and habitat. The species is listed as Vulnerable under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. It is listed as Endangered under the South Australian National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972 and the Tasmanian Threatened Species Protection Act 1995, and as Threatened under the Victorian Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988. This national Recovery Plan for the Leafy Greenhood is the first recovery plan for the species, and details its distribution, habitat, threats and recovery objectives and actions necessary to ensure its long-term survival.