Pterostylis baptistii Fitzgerald 1876 SECTION Pterostylis Photo by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website.

Another Angle Photo by Greg and Kerri Steenbeeke

Part ShadeColdFallSpring

Common Name Baptist's Pterostylis [Australian Botanist 1800's] - In Australia The King Greenhood

Flower Size to 3" [5 to 7 cm]

This is a cold growing, small to medium sized, terrestrial species from New South Wales and Victoria Australia where it is found at elevations of 10 to 700 meters in very wet rainforests on stream banks, lake sides and semi-bogs in leaf litter with 5 to 8, ovate to oblong, obtuse, wavy or crisped margins, shortly petiolate leaves in a basal rosette that usually blooms on a single flowered, basal, 8 to 20" [20 to 25 cm] long, erect inflorescence occuring in the fall or spring depending if they get water early in the season or late.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; AOS Bulletin Vol 26 No 10 1957; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; AOS Bulletin Vol 35 No 4 1966; AOS Bulletin Vol 38 No 6 1969 photo fide; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 drawing fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 66 No 5 2001 photo; Orchids of Australia Riley & Banks 2002; Australian Orchid Review Vol 70 No 4 2005; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo good; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #10 2016 drawing fide;