Pterostylis clavigera Fitzg. 1885 SECTION Linguella

Plant and Flowers in situ Australia Photos by Colin and Misha Rowan and Their Retired Aussies Orchid webpage


Common Name The Club-Carrying Pterostylis - In Australia The Hairy Snail Orchid

Flower Size .44 to .68" [1.1 to 1.7 cm]

Found in New South Wales Australia in shrublands and callitris woodlands in well drained sandy soils at elevations of 150 to 350 meters mini-miniature to miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial orchid with a basal, rosette of dull green , flat leaves that blooms in the Australian late fall and winter with an erect, 2 to 6" [5 to 15 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Linguella clavigera (Fitzg.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2002

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 26 No 10 1957; AOS Bulletin Vol 38 No 6 1969; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Linguella clavigera photo good