Pterostylis obtusa R.Br. 1810 SECTION Diplodium

Flower Closeup Photos by John Varigos and His Orchid webpage Part shade Cool Cold SummerFall

Common Name The Blunt Pterostylis - In Australia Blunt-Tongued Pterostylis

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria and Tasmania states of Australia at elevations of 10 to 400 meters as a cool to cold growing terrestrial that has a basal rosette of cauline leaves when not blooming and small, lanceolate, tapering, acute, basally clasping leaves that occur up the stem and blooms in the summer and fall on an erect, 8" [20 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Diplodium obtusum (R.Br.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem.2002

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 38 No 6 1969; Orchids of Australia Riley and Banks 2002; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Diplodium obtusum