Pterostylis lingua M.A.Clem. 1989 SECTION Oligochaetochilus Photo courtesy of Ron Parsons.

Part shadeCoolColdSpring

Common Name The Tongue Pterostylis - In Australia The Large Lipped Rustyhood

Flower Size 1 to 1.25" [2.5 to 3.2 cm]

Found in New South Wales Australia at elevations of 200 to 350 meters in drier open forests among low shrubs as a small sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with a basal rosette of 6 to 9 leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, 6 to 14" [15 to 35 cm] long, 1 to 10 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Oligochaetochilus lingua (M.A.Clem.) Szlach. 2001

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