Pterostylis despectans (Nicholls) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 1989 SECTION Oligochaetochilus

En situ Photos courtesy of Colin Rowan and his Retired Aussie's Website

Common Name The Lowly Greenhood - In Australia The Lowly Rusthood

Flower Size 3/5" [1.5 cm]

Found in New South Wales and Victoria Australia in the Central Victorian goldfields areas, often in disturbed ground on moss in open areas at elevations of 200 to 450 meters as a miniature sized , cool to cold growing terrestrial with a basal rosette of 6 to 10 leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, to 2" [to 5 cm] tall, erect, 2 to 6 flowered inflorescence with successively opening flowers.

Synonyms Oligochaetochilus despectans (Nicholls) Szlach. 2001

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