Pterostylis banksii R.Br. ex A.Cunn. 1832 Photo by Phil NZ at courtesy of Terrestrial Orchid Gallery

Another Angle Photo courtesy of Greg Steenbeeke and his Australian Orchid Website

Part sunCoolTo Cold

Common Name Banks' Pterostylis - In New Zealand Tutukiwi

Flower Size 1.2 to 2" [3 to 5 cm]

Found in New Zealand in lowland to montane forests and in scrub as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with 4 to 6, often keeled, grassy leaves that blooms in the later winter through spring on an erect, single flowered inflorescence

This is one of New Zealand's Largest orchids both in plant and flower.

Synonyms Pterostylis auriculata Colenso 1889 publ. 1890; Pterostylis emarginata Colenso 1883; Pterostylis patens Colenso 1886; Pterostylis speciosa Colenso 1889 publ. 1890; Pterostylis subsimilis Colenso 1895

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 7 1958 drawing; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; The Native Orchids of New Zealand, A Colour Field Guide Scanlen & St George 2010 photo ok