Pterostylis aestiva D.L.Jones 1972 SECTION Diplodium

Plant and Flowers ensitu Photos byColin Rowan and his Retired Aussies Website

Part Sun Cold Summer EARLY Fall

Common Name The Summer Flowering Pterostylis - In Australia The Long-Tongue Summer Greenhood

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in New South Wales and Victoria Australia in montane moist forests on grassy slopes at elevations of 1000 to 1600 meters as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with a basal rosette of bluish green, flat leaves that blooms in the summer and early fall on an ercet, 4 to 14" [10 to 35 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence..

Synonyms Diplodium aestivum (D.L.Jones) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2002

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Diplodium aestivum photo good