Pterostylis nana R.Br. 1810 SECTION Linguella Photos courtesy of Colin Rowan and his Orchid Website

Flower Closeup Photo courtesy of Cathy Powers and her AUSTRALIAN TERRESTRIAL ORCHIDS OTHER FLORA & FAUNA BANJORAH Website

Plant and Flowers Photo courtesy of Ron Heberle and the Thelymitra Page of The Species Orchid Society of Western Australia

Common Name The Tiny Pterostylis - In Australia The Dwarf Snail Orchid

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Found in Tasmania as a miniature sized, cold to cool growing terrestrial orchid occuring in coastal scrub, heathland, eucalypt forest and mallee at elevations of 5 to 200 meters with a basal rosette of green, flat to wavy leaves and blooms in the winter and spring on an erect, 5" [12.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Linguella nana (R.Br.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2002; Pterostylis celans Rupp 1944; Pterostylis nana var. typica Domin 1912

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 35 No 4 1966; AOS Bulletin Vol 26 No 10 1957; AOS Bulletin Vol 51 No 8 1982 photo; Phylogeny and Classification of the Orchid Family Dressler 1993 photo good; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Linguella nana photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide;