Pterostylis ciliata M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 1989 SECTION Oligochaetochilus Photo by Ron and Beth Kinsey and their Flickr Orchid Photo Website


Common Name The Hairy Pterostylis - In Australia The Hairy Rustyhood

Flower Size 1 to 1.2" [2.5 to 3 cm]

Found in Western Australia in sparse shrubby woodlands and mallee shrublands at elevations of 250 to 450 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial orchid with a rosette of 8 to 12 leaves that blooms in the Australian winter and spring with an erect, 4 to 8.8" [10 to 22 cm] long, 2 to 8 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Oligochaetochilus ciliatus (M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones) Szlach. 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Oligochaetochilus ciliatus photo fide