Pterostylis recurva Benth. 1873 SECTION Stamnorchis Photo courtesy of Ron Heberle and the Thelymitra Page of The Species Orchid Society of Western Australia

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Common Name The Bent Pterostylis [refers to the downward bent lateral sepal] - In Australia The Jug Orchid

Flower Size 1.2 to 1.4" [3 to 3.5 cm]

Found in Western Australia at elevations of 10 to 500 meters in forests and shrublands as a small sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial orchid with globose tubers giving rise to an erect stem completely enveloped by gradually increasing in sized, elliptic, acute, basally clasping below and narrowly linear, acute, basally clasping leaves above that blooms in the winter and spring on an erect, 4" [10 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Stamnorchis recurva (Benth.) 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; AOS Bulletin Vol 51 No 8 1982 photo; Orchids of Australia Riley & Banks 2002; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Stamnorchis recurva photo fide