Pterostylis micromega Hook.f. 1853 Photo by Eric Scanlen and New Zealand Native Orchid Website


Common Name ? Pterostylis - In New Zealand The Swamp Greenhood

Flower Size 1" long [ 2.5 cm]

Found in New Zealand in lowland to montane wetlands, in bogs and along streams as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial with a few basal, in a loose rosette, elliptic, gradually anrrowing below into the petiolate base leaves and upper leaves that are keeled, channeled and do not have a stalk that blooms in the later spring and summer on an erect, single flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Pterostylis furcata var. micromega (Hook.f.) Hatch 1953; Pterostylis polyphylla Colenso 1889 publ. 1890

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