Pterostylis alveata Garnet 1939 SECTION Diplodium

Plant and Flowers ensitu Photos courtesy of Colin Rowan and his Retired Aussies Website

Part Sun CoolCold Fall Winter

Common Name The Cavity Pterostylis - The Coastal Greenhood

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania Australia at elevations of 20 to 1000 meters in coastal heathy woodlands and scrubby sand dunes as a small sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with a basal rosette of round, obtuse, petiolate basally leaves that are not present at blooming, but has 3, small, narrowly elliptic, acute basally clasping leaf-like bracts spaced out along the stem that blooms in the fall and winter on an erect, 4" to 8" [10 to 20 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Diplodium alveatum (Garnet) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2002; Pterostylis crypta Nicholls 1945

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Australia Riley & Banks 2002; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Diplodium alveatum photo fide; The Native Orchids of New Zealand, A Colour Field Guide Scanlen & St George 2010 photo fide;