Pterostylis setifera M.A.Clem., Matthias & D.L.Jones 1985 SECTION Oligochaetochilus

Side Aspect of Flower

Photo courtesy of Colin Rowan and his Retired Aussie's Website

Common Name The Bristle Bearing Pterostylis - In Australia The Bristly Rustyhood

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Found in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria, Australia at elevations of 200 to 700 meters in open Mallee scrublands, open forests in shallow well drained soils, as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with a basal rosette of 6 to 10 leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, 6 to 12" [15 to 30 cm] long, 2 to 10 successively flowered inflorescence that arises in the spring.

Synonyms Oligochaetochilus setifera (M.A. Clem. & D.L. Jones) Szlach. 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Oligochaetochilus setifer photo fide

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