Pterostylis longifolia R.Br. 1810 SECTION Bunochilus Photo courtesy of Colin & Misha Rowan and his Orchid Website

Plant and Flowers in situ Photo courtesy of Greg Steenbeeke and his Australian Orchid Website

Part shadeCoolTo ColdFall Spring

Common Name The Long-Leafed Pterostylis - In Australia The Common Leafy Greenhood

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in New South Wales Australia at elevations up to 400 meters in coastal heath, scrubby woodlands and moist sheltered areas as a small sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with ovoid tubers giving rise to an erect stem enveloped completely when blooming by several, narrowly linear, acute, basally clasping leaves and when out of bloom by a loose, off the ground rosette of leaves that blooms in the fall through spring on an erect, to 12" [to 30 cm] long, few flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Bunochilus longifolius (R.Br.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2002; Oligochaetochilus longifolius (R.Br.) Szlach. 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 26 No 10 1957; AOS Bulletin Vol 38 No 6 1969; AOS Bulletin Vol 51 No 8 1982 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 66 No 8 1997 photo; Orchids of Australia Riley & Banks 2002; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Bunochilus longifolius photo fide