Pterostylis decurva R.S.Rogers 1923 SECTION Diplodium

Another Flower Angle

Photo courtesy of Colin Rowan and his Retired Aussie's Website

Common Name The Curved Back Pterostylis - In Australia The Summer Greenhood

Flower Size 2/5" [1 cm]

Found in New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania Australia in montane to sub-alpine tall wet forests on grassy slopes near streams at elevations of 10 to 1600 meters as a large sized [inflorescence only] , cool to cold growing terrestrial with a rosette of leaves that flowers in the spring and summer in Australia on an erect, to 12" [to 30 cm] tall, 2 to 6 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Diplodium decurvum (R.S.Rogers) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2002

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 38 No 6 1969; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Diplodium decurvum photo fide