Pterostylis smaragdyna D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 1993 SECTION Bunochilus Photo courtesy of Cathy Powers and her AUSTRALIAN TERRESTRIAL ORCHIDS OTHER FLORA & FAUNA BANJORAH

Frontal Flower View

Plant Photos courtesy of Colin Rowan and his Orchid Website

Part sunCool To ColdWinter

Common Name The Emerald Colored Pterostylis - In Australia Emerald-lip Leafy Greenhood Orchid

Flower Size 7/8" [2.2 cm]

This medium sized, cold to cool growing terrestrial species is from Victoria and South Australia at elevations of 30 to 200 meters occuring in low flats, well drained - loamy soil in open forest with a small, globose tuber giving rise to an erect stem with 2 lower leafless, acuminate sheaths and carrying several [6], narrowly linear, acute to subacute, basally clasping leaves and blooms in the winter on an erect, [3 to 20" [7.5 to 50 cm] long, 1 to 12 flowered inflorescence with flowers that have a triggered lip that flexes up when stimulated .

Synonyms Bunochilus smaragdynus ( D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. ) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2002;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Australia Riley & Banks 2002; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Bunochilus smaragdynus photo ok