Pterostylis aestiva D.L.Jones 1972 SECTION Diplodium

Plant and Flowers ensitu Photos courtesy of Colin 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

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------