Pterostylis anatona D.L.Jones 1997 SECTION Pterostylis

Inflorescence Photos by John Varigos and his Orchid webpage

Part shadeCoolWinter

Common Name The Upward Stretching Pterostylis - In Australia The Eungella Greenhood

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Northern Queensland , Australia in moist sheltered locations in dry sclerophyll woodlands and near small creeks and washes at elevations of 800 to 1000 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing terrestrial with a basal rosette of dark green, elliptic, strongly crinkled leaves that blooms in the winter on an erect, 2.4 to 7.2" [6 to 18 cm] long, single flowered inflorescnece.

This species is part of the P baptistii complex


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Australia Riley and Banks 2002; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo good