Pterostylis cardiostigma D.Cooper 1983 SECTION Pterostylis

Plant and Flower in situ New Zealand Photos by Michael Pratt and Native Orchids of New Zealand Webiste

Part Shade Cold MIDSpring

Common Name The Heart Shaped Column Pterostylis

Flower Size 1.2 to 1.6" [3 to 4 cm]

Found on the northern island as well as the northwest of the southern island of New Zealand in lowland to montane forests and scrub as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial with 4 to 6, stiff, straight, semi-erect, prominently keeled leaves that blooms in the mid spring on an erect, 1 flowered inflorecence.

Synonyms Pterostylis graminea var. rubricaulis H.B.Matthews ex Cheeseman 1925; Pterostylis montana var. rubricaulis (H.B.Matthews ex Cheeseman) Hatch 1949

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Native Orchids of New Zealand, A Colour Field Guide Scanlen & St George 2010 photo good;