Pterostylis boormanii Rupp 1943 SECTION Oligochaetochilus

Flower in situ

Photos by Colin Rowan and his Retired Aussie's Website

Common Name Boorman's Rustyhood - In Australia Sikh's Whiskers - Baggy Britches

Flower Size 4/5" [2 cm]

Found in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia at elevations of 200 to 600 meters in open forests, woodlands and open Mallee scrublands on well drained soils as a miniature to small sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial that flowers in the spring in Austrialia on a to 8" [to 20 cm] tall, erect, 2 to 6 flowered inflorescence with successively opening flowers.

Synonyms Oligochaetochilus boormanii (Rupp) Szlach. 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 38 No 6 1969; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969drawing fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Oligichaetochilus boormanii photo ok