Pterostylis erythroconcha M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 1986 SECTION Diplodium Photo by John Varigos and his Orchid webpage

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Common Name The Red Shell Pterostylis - In Australia The Red Shell Orchid

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

Found in South Australia in scrub and malee stands on stabilized dunes at elevations sealevel to 200 meters as a mini miniature to miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with a loose rosette of dull green, flat leaves when not blooming and blooms in the fall on an erect, 2.4 to 6" [6 to 15 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

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

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