Pterostylis dolichochila D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 1986 SECTION Diplodium

Another Flower Angle Photos courtesy of Colin Rowan and his Retired Aussies Website

Part Sun CoolCold Fall winter

Common Name The Long-Drawn Lip Pterostylis - In Australia The Mallee Long Tongued Shell Orchid

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Victoria and South Australia at elevations of 20 to 150 meters in mallee communities on sheet limestone as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with a rosette of small, crowded leaves that blooms in the fall and winter on an erect, 2 to 6" [5 to 15 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Diplodium dolichochilum (D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2002

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

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