Pterostylis puberula Hook.f. 1853 SECTION Diplodium

Plant and Flower in situ New Zealand Photos by Michael Pratt and New Zealand Native Orchid Website

LATE EARLY

Common Name The Downy Pterostylis

Flower Size .4 to .6" [1 to 1.5 cm]

Found in New Zealand in seepages on sunny tracksides in scrub as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing terrestrial with a slender, white puberulent stem carrying on a non-flowering plant, basal, rosette of trowel shaped leaves and in a flowering plant, sparse cauline leaves on the stem that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an erect, single flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Diplodium puberula [Hook.f.] M A Clem. 2010; Linguella puberula (Hook.f.) D.L.Jones, M.A.Clem. & Molloy 2002

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Native Orchids of New Zealand, A Colour Field Guide Scanlen & St George 2010 photo fide;

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