|X Taurodium toveyana|
|Mentone Greenhood||2008 Menu Web Page ( BRNP & Sth. Gippsland)|
|Photographed in the
Brisbane Ranges National Park on 10 May 2011.
This named greenhood is a hybrid between the Taurantha concinna (Trim Greenhood) and the Diplodium striata (Striped Greenhood). As it requires both parents to grow in close proximity to each other, it is a rather rare hybrid orchid. The hybrid has a similar labellum to the striata and grows with leaves similar to a rosette (the Striata does not grow from a rosette). Thus to identify this orchid in the field it is necessary to examine each plant for the correct labellum and check whether it is growing from a rosette or not. The orchid is often found in grass so the this ID is not always easy. The plant is reasonably small at up to 20 cm.