Pterostylis allantoidea R.S. Rogers 1940 SECTION Eremorchis Photos by Colin and Mischa Rowan and their Retired Aussies Website

Darker Color Form Photo by Ron Heberle and the Thelymitra Page of The Species Orchid Society of Western Australia

Full shade ColdWinter Spring

Common Name The Sausage-Like Pterostylis - In Australia The Shy Greenhood

Flower Size .5 to .6" [1.2 to 1.5 cm]

Found in Western Australia at elevations of 20 to 350 meters in deep leaf litter under thick scrub and on granite outcrops as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial orchid with a rosette of dark green leaves that blooms in the winter and spring on an erect, lengthening as flowering proceeds, 3 to 4" becoming 8" [8 to 10 cm becoming 20cm] long, single flowereing inflorescence.

Synonyms Eremorchis allantoidea (R.S.Rogers) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2002

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 drawing fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Eremorchis allantoidea photo fide