Pterostylis acuminata R.Br. 1810 SECTION Pterostylis Photos courtesy of Greg Steenbeeke and his Australian Orchid Website

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