Pterostylis biseta Blackmore & Clemesha 1968 SECTION Oligochaetochilus

Inflorescence Photos by Kent courtesy of Terrestrial Orchid Gallery

Part Shade Cold EARLYSpring

Common Name The Two Bristled Pterostylis - In Australia The Bristled Rustyhood

Flower Size 2" + [5 cm +]

Found in New South wales, Victoria, South Ausrtalia and Tasmania at elevations of 300 to 800 meters among rocks and shrubs in forests as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with a basal rosette of 7 to 20 leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, 8 to 14" [20 to 35 cm] long, 1 to 7 flowered inflorescence with forward projecting flowers

Synonyms Oligochaetochilus biseta (Blackmore & Clemesha) Szlach. 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 38 No 6 1969; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Oligochaethus biseta photo good