greenhood


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Noun1.greenhood - any of numerous orchids of the genus Pterostylis having leaves in a basal rosette and green flowers often striped purple or brown or red with the dorsal sepal incurved to form a hoodgreenhood - any of numerous orchids of the genus Pterostylis having leaves in a basal rosette and green flowers often striped purple or brown or red with the dorsal sepal incurved to form a hood
orchid, orchidaceous plant - any of numerous plants of the orchid family usually having flowers of unusual shapes and beautiful colors
genus Pterostylis, Pterostylis - genus of terrestrial orchids of Australia and New Zealand and western Pacific
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Nicholas Greenhood, 32, was held in 2006 for stealing pounds 160,000 of sat navs and iPods from his workplace.
Greenhood orchids (Pterostylis) native to Australia and New Zealand are pollinated by fungus gnats in a family (Mycetophilidae), closely related to the Sciaridae.
The students identified a new population of leafy greenhood orchids and carried out surveys of local wildlife, including powerful owls and phascogales.