Pterostylis falcata R.S.Rogers 1915 SECTION Pterostylis

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Photo courtesy of Colin Rowan and his Retired Aussie's Website


Common Name The Falcate Pterostylis - In Australia The Sickle Greenhood

Flower Size 2.4 to 3.2" [6 to 8 cm]

Found in New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia at elevations of 50 to 1000 meters in swamps, depressionsm along stream banks and in beds of small rills as a miniature sized , cool to cold growing terrestrial with a basal loose, rosette of bright green leaves that blooms in the spring and early summer in Austrialia on an erect, 6 to to 12" [15 to 30 cm] tall, single flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 26 No 10 1957; AOS Bulletin Vol 35 No 4 1966; AOS Bulletin Vol 38 No 6 1969; AOS Bulletin VOl 51 No 8 1982 photo; Australian Orchid Review Vol 70 No 5 2005; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide