Pterostylis oliveri Petrie 1893 publ. 1894

Flower detail Photos by Pieter Pelser and PhytoImages Website

Part shade ColdLATERSpringEARLY Summer

Common Name Oliver's Pterostylis

Flower Size 1.6 to 2" [4 to 5 cm] tall

Found in New Zealand on the northern part of the southern island in montane to subalpine open scrub and low bush as a mini-miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial with oval to broadly elliptic lower leaves becoming narrower and more acute in the upper leaves that blooms in the later spring through early summer on an erect, single flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Colour Field Guide to the Native Orchids of New Zealand Scanlen & St George 2010 photo ok;