Pterostylis australis Hook.f. 1853 SECTION Pterostylis

Colony of Plants with Flowers in situ New Zealand

A single plant with Flower in situ New Zealand Photos by Phil NZ at courtesy of Terrestrial Orchid Gallery

Part Shade Cold LATESpring EARLYSummer

Common Name The Southern Pterostylis

Flower Size 1.2 to 2" [3 to 5 cm]

Found in New Zealand in lowland to sub-alpine forests as a miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with 3 to 6 leaves the Lower, elliptic to broadly elliptic the upper, longer and narrower and blooms in the late spring and early summer on an erect, single flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen #6 21-24 tafel 7 Rudolph Schlechter 1971 photo ok; The Native Orchids of New Zealand, A Colour Field Guide Scanlen & St George 2010 photo ok;