Pterostylis aciculiformis (Nicholls) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 1989 SECTION Oligochaetochilus

Flowers in situ Photos by Colin Rowan and his Retired Aussies Website

Part SunCold Spring

Common Name The Small Needle Pterostylis - In Australia The Slender Rustyhood - The Needle-Point Rustyhood

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in New South Wales, Victoria and possibly South Australia at elevations of 50 to 800 meters in drier forests as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial with a slender stem carrying 2 to 6, closely sheathing bracts that blooms in the spring on an erect, 4 to 10" [10 to 25 cm] long, 1 to 10 flowered inflorescence with bracts subtending each pedicel.

Synonyms Oligochaetochilus aciculiformis (Nicholls) Szlach. 2001; *Pterostylis pusilla var. aciculiformis Nicholls 1936; Pterostylis rufa subsp. aciculiformis (Nicholls) Blackmore & Clemesha 1965

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 as P rufa sspaciculiformis drawing fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Oligochaetochilus aciculiformis photo good