Pterostylis aenigma D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 1993 SECTION Pterostylis

Another Flower Angle

Photos by Colin and Misha Rowan and Their Retired Aussies Orchid webpage

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Common Name The Enigmatic Pterostylis - In Australia The Enigmatic Greenhood

Flower Size 1.6 to 1.8" [4 to 4.5 cm]

Found in Victoria in moist flats along floodplains of small streams in tall open forests at elevations around 900 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial orchid with a basal, scattered rosette of dark green, fleshy, flat leaves that blooms in the Australian spring with an erect, 6 to 12" [15 to 30 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

Said to be a natural hybrid between P falcata and P cucullata

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Pterostylis x aenigma photo fide

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