Pterostylis aphylla Lindl. 1840 SECTION Speculantha Photo by The Eco Tours Tasmania Website

Part shade cold Spring THROUGHSummer

Common Name The Leafless Pterostylis - The Leafless Greenhood

Flower Size .48 to .6" [1.2 to 1.5 cm]

Found in Victoria and Tasmania Australia in heathlands, sedgelands, buttongrass plains and open forestsat elevations of 5 to 800 meters as a cold growing terrestrial with a rosette of basal, dark green, flat leaves arising after sedding that blooms in the spring through summer on an erect, 2.8 to 6" [7 to 15 cm] long, single to 5 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Pterostylis parviflora var. aphylla (Lindl.) Ewart & Jean White 1911; Speculantha aphylla (Lindl.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2002

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Speculantha aphylla Photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #10 2016 drawing fide;