Pterostylis auriculata Colenso 1889 publ. 1890 SECTION Pterostylis

Plant and Flower in situ New Zealand Photo by Ian St. George and Native Orchids of New Zealand Webiste

Part Sun Cold LATER Winter THROUGHSpring

Common Name The Eared Pterostylis

Flower Size .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm]

Found in the southern island of New Zealand in coastal to lowland forest and light scrub as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial with 3 to 4 long, broad, arched, wider than most Pterostylis leaves and blooms in the later winter through spring on an erect, single flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Native Orchids of New Zealand, A Colour Field Guide Scanlen & St George 2010 photo fide;