Pterostylis cernua D.L.Jones, Molloy & M.A.Clem. 1997 SECTION Pterostylis Photo by Phil Knightbridge and Native Orchids of New Zealand Webiste

Part Shade Cold LATERSpring LATERSummer

Common Name The Nodding Pterostylis

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found on the southern island of New Zealand on the western coast as a miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with 4 to 5, sheathing, grass-like leaves that blooms in the later spring through early sumemr on an erect, 1 flowered inflorecence.


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