Pterostylis foliata Hook.f. 1853 SECTION Pterostylis

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Plant Photos courtesy of Colin Rowan and his Retired Aussies Website

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Common Name The Leafy Pterostylis - In Australia The Slender Greenhood

Flower Size 1 2/5" [3.5 cm]

This species is found in New South Wales, Victoria Tasmania South Australia and New Zealand in open forests in moist soils around swamps and watercourses in peaty sand or clay loam soils at elevations of 10 to 600 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with scattered or in a loose rosette, a few dark green, crinkled leaves that blooms in the late winter and spring on an erect, 20" [50 cm] tall, single flowered, leafy inflorescence.

Synonyms Pterostylis gracilis Nicholls 1927; Pterostylis vereenae R.S.Rogers 1914

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide; The Native Orchids of New Zealand, A Colour Field Guide Scanlen & St George 2010 photo good;

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