Pterostylis mutica R.Br. 1810 SECTION Hymenochilus

Side View of Flower

Inflorescence Photo by John Varigos

Partial sunWarm" LATERWinter THROUGH Spring

Common Name The Mutilated Pterostylis [refers to the missing caudae] - In Australia The Midget Pterostylis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia and Tasmania in grassy forests, woodlands, and grassland in well drained soils st elevations of 50 to 900 meters as a warm growing terrestrial with a rosette of 6 to 12, dark green, flat margined leaves that blooms late winter through spring on an erect, 6 to 14" [15 to 35 cm] long, 2 to 20 flowered inflorescence with widely spaced, green, sometimes transparent flowers

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , AOS Bulletin Vol 33 No 2 1964 photo ok; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 1988 as Hymenochilus muticus photo fide