Pterostylis squamata R.Br. 1810 SECTION Oligochaetochilus

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Common Name The Scaly Pterostylis - In Australia Small Rustyhood Orchid - The Southern Rustyhood - Ruddyhood

Flower Size 5/8" [1.5cm]

Found in New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania Australia in heathy and grassy forests and heathlands at elevations of 5 to 1200 meters as a small sized, cold to cool growing terrestrial orchid occuring in sparser forests, growing in clay-loam soils often in somewhat rocky or bare ridge areas with a basal rosette of 6 to 12 leaves that blooms in the spring through late summer on an erect, 4 to 12" [10 to 30 cm] long, 1 to 10 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Oligochaetochilus squamatus ( R.Br. ) Szlach. 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Oligochaetochilus squamatus photo good;

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