Pterostylis pedoglossa Fitzg. 1877 SECTION Crangonorchis

Plant and Flowers ensitu Photos courtesy of Colin Rowan and his Retired Aussies Website

Part Sun CoolCold Fall

Common Name The Foot-Like Lip Pterostylis - The Prawn Greenhood

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Queensalnd, New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania Australia at elevations of 10 to 900 meters in coastal heathlands in sandy peat loams as a miniature to just small sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with a globose tuber giving rise to an erect stem carrying several, round, acute, petiolate base leaves in a basal rosette and 2 small, 1 above the middle and the other below the middle, oval, acute, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect, 6" [15 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Crangonorchis pedoglossa (Fitzg.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2002

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Australia Riley & Banks 2002; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Crangonorchis pedoglossa photo fide