Pterostylis concinna R.Br. 1810

SECTION Taurantha Photo by John Varigos and his Orchid webpage

Plant Photo courtesy of Cathy Powers and her AUSTRALIAN TERRESTRIAL ORCHIDS OTHER FLORA & FAUNA BANJORAH Website

Part ShadeCool to ColdLATEFallWinter

Common Name The Elegant Pterostylis - In Australia Trim Greenhood Orchid

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia at elevations up to 200 meters occuring in open forest, heathy woodland in a variety of soils from sandy to red clay-loam, as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with a globose tuber giving rise to an erect stem carrying a rosette of several, ovate,acute, petiolate base leaves and 2 small, acute, ovate, basally clasping sheaths, one well below the middle and the other just below the flower that blooms in the late fall and winter on an erect, 8" [20 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Pterostylis acuminata Sieber ex Lindl. 1840; Taurantha concinna ( R.Br. ) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2002

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 9 1958 drawing; AOS Bulletin Vol 38 No 6 1969; Orchids of Australia Riley & Banks 2002; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Taurantha concinna photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo good;