Pterostylis turfosa Endl. 1846 SECTION Plumatichilos Photo courtesy of Ron Heberle and the Thelymitra Page of The Species Orchid Society of Western Australia

Common Name The Peat-Like Pterostylis - In Australia The Albany Bearded Greenhood

Flower Size 1.8" to 2.2" [4.5 to 5.5 cm]

Found in Western Australia at elevations of sea level to 150 meters in coastal and near coastal shrubby forests, shrublands and heathlands as a miniature to small sized, cool to cold growing terresrial orchid with a basal rosette of 10 to 18, dark green with pale cream areas and darker net veined leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, 4 t o10" [10 to 25 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Plumatichilos turfosa (Endl.) Szlach. 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae vol 2 Rchb.f 1874 drawing; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Plumatochilos turfosum photo fide

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