Pterostylis bryophila D.L.Jones 1997 SUBGENUS Diplodium

Side View of Flower Photos by Colin & Mischa Rowan and her Retired Aussies Website

Part ShadeCold

Common Name or Meaning The Moss-Loving Pterostylis - The Mossy Shell Orchid - The Hindmarsh Valley Greenhood

Flower Size .72 to .8" [1.8 to 2 cm]

Found in South Australia in open grassy woodlands often near streams in moss at elevations of 200 to 300 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial with a rosette of flat to crinkled leaves that blooms in the fall and early winter on an erect, .48 to .72" [12 to 18 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Diplodium bryophilum (D.L.Jones) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2002

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2002 photo fide;