Pterostylis barbata Lindl. 1840 SECTION Plumatichilos Photo courtesy of Malcolm Thomas of Australia

Part shadeCold to CoolWinterSpring

Common Name The Bearded Pterostylis - In Australia The Western Bearded Greenhood

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Western Australia at elevations of 10 to 500 meters in open Eucalyptus forests and woodlands in humus enriched sandy soils as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with small round tubers giving rise to an erect stem enveloped by a basal rostette of elliptic, acute, undulate margins, reticulate leaves and blooms winter through spring on an erect, terminal, 4" [10 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with a basal acumianate bract.

Synonyms Plumatichilos barbata (Lindl.) Szlach. 2001;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 35 No 4 1966; AOS Bulletin Vol 38 No 6 1969; Die Orchideen #6 21-24 tafel 7 Rudolph Schlechter 1971 photo ok;AOS Bulletin Vol 51 No 8 1982 photo; Orchids of Australia Riley & Banks 2002; Australian Orchid Review Vol 71 No 1 2006 photo; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Plumatochilos barbatum photo fide;

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