Pterostylis bicolor M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 1987 SECTION Hymenochilus

Side View of Flower Photos by Colin Rowan and his Retired Aussies Website

Part Sun CoolCold LATEWinter Spring

Common Name The Two Colored Pterostylis - In Australia The Black Tip Greenhood

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria Australia at elevations of 50 to 900 meters in forests, woodlands and grasslands as a small sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with a basal rosette of 5 to 12, dark green, marginally flat leaves that blooms in the late winter and spring on an erect, 4 to 12" [10 to 30 cm] long, 3 to 10 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Hymenochilus bicolor (M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem.2002; Oligochaetochilus bicolor (M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones) Szlach. 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Hymenochilus bicolor photo good