Pterostylis alata ( Labill. ) Rchb.f. 1871 SECTION Diplodium Photo by Cathy Powers and herAUSTRALIAN TERRESTRIAL ORCHIDS OTHER FLORA & FAUNA BANJORAH Website

Plant and Flowers in situ Victoria Australia Photos by Colin Rowan and his Orchid Website


Common Name The Winged Pterostylis - In Australia The Striped Greenhood

Flower Size 1 1/4" [3 cm]

Found in Victoria Australia as a miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial orchid occuring in poor soils growing in sheltered situations in drier forests at elevations of 5 to 150 meters with a basal rosette of leaves that blooms in the fall and winter on an erect, 3.2 to 10" [8 to 25 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Arethusa alata (Labill.) Poir. 1811; Diplodium alatum (Labill.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2002; *Diplodium australe Sw. 1810; Diplodium striatum (Fitzg.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2002; Disperis alata Labill. 1806; Pterostylis praecox Lindl. 1840; Pterostylis reflexa var. intermedia Ewart 1907; Pterostylis reflexa var. praecox (Lindl.) Ewart & Jean White 1908; Pterostylis striata Fitzg. 1877;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 38 No 6 1969; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 drawing fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Diplodium alatum photo good; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Diplodium striatum photo good