Pterostylis pedunculata R. Br. 1810 SECTION Pterostylis

Side View Of Flowers Photos courtesy of Colin Rowan

Common Name The Pedunculate Pterostylis - In Australia Maroonhead

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Widespread across New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia in moist sites in closed coastal scrublands, heathy woodlands and open forests at elevations of 20 to 700 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial orchid with a basal rosette of dark green, prominently veined leaves that blooms in the Australian winter and spring on an erect, 6 to 8" [15 to 20 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Pterostylis semirubra F.Muell. 1874

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 33 No 2 1964 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 38 No 6 1969; Die Orchideen #1 1-4 tafel 1&2 Rudolph Schlechter 1971 drwawing column only; AOS Bulletin Vol 51 No 8 1982 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 51 No 10 1982 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 66 No 8 1997 photo; Orchid Australia Vol 13 No 1 2001 photo; Australian Orchid Review Vol 70 No 5 2005; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo good; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide;

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