Pterostylis rogersii E. Coleman 1929 SECTION Diplodium Photo courtesy of Ron Heberle and the Thelymitra Page of The Species Orchid Society of Western Australia


Common Name Rogers' Pterostylis [Australian Orchidologist 1900's] - In Australia Curled Tongue Shell Orchid

Flower Size 1 to 1.4" [2.5 to 3.5 cm]

Found in Western Australia at elevations of 5 to 100 meters in a narrow coastal band in low scrub and shrubby forests on stabilized sand dunes as a miniature to small sized, cold to cool growing terrestrial orchid with a basal rosette of bluish green, flat leaves that blooms in the early winter on an erect, 2.8" to 8" [7 to 20 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Diplodium rogersii (E.Coleman) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2002

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 35 No 4 1966; AOS Bulletin Vol 38 No 6 1969; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Diplodium rogersii photo good