Pterostylis cucullata R. Br. 1810 SECTION Pterostylis Photo courtesy of Malcolm Thomas of Australia

Common Name The Cowl-Carrying Pterostylis - In Australia the Leafy Greenhood

Flower Size 1.4 to 1.6" [3.5 to 4 cm]

Found in Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia at elevations of sea level to 80 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with a basal rosette of large, fleshy, oblong to elliptic, sessile leaves and blooms in the winter and spring on an erect, 2 to 5" [5 to 12 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Pterostylis cucullata subsp. sylvicola D.L.Jones 2006; Pterostylis mackibbinii F.Muell. 1892; Serapias autumnalis Poir. ex Steud. 1821

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 71 No 8 2002 photo; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide