Pterostylis longicurva Rupp 1941 SECTION Diplodium Photo by John Varigos and his Orchid webpage

Another Flower Photo courtesy of Jacques Deschenes

Common Name The Long Curved Lip Pterostylis - The Long Tongued Greenhood

Flower Size .6 to .75" [1.6 to 2.2 cm]

Found in Queensland and New South Wales in shelterered areas in drier forests near streams and boulders at elevations of 150 to 250 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with a basal rosette of large, dark green, flat leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect, 2.4 to 7.2" [6 to 18 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

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

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

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