Pterostylis acuminata R.Br. 1810 SECTION Pterostylis

Another Angle Photos by Colin and Mischa Rowan and their Retired Aussies Website

Flower in situ Photos by Greg Steenbeeke Photos courtesy of

Part shadeCoolTo ColdFall

Common Name The Gradually Tapering Point Pterostylis - In Australia The Sharp Greenhood - The Pointed Greenhood

Flower Size .75 to 1" [1.9 to 2.5 cm]

Found in New Guinea, New South Wales and Queensland Australia at elevations of 5 to 3600 meters in coastal forests beside streams and on hummocks in streams as a miniature to small sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with a basal rosette of dark green, flat to crinkled leaves that blooms on an erect, 6 to 10" [15 to 25 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence occuring in the fall.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing fide; Die Orchideen #6 21-24 tafel 7 Rudolph Schlechter 1971 drawing ok; The Orchids of the High Mountains of New Guinea P. Van Royen 1979; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 87 #1 2018 drawing fide;