Pterostylis tasmanica D.L.Jones 1994 SECTION Plumatichilos Photo courtesy of Cathy Powers and her AUSTRALIAN TERRESTRIAL ORCHIDS OTHER FLORA & FAUNA BANJORAH Website

Lip Detail Photos courtesy of Colin Rowan and his Orchid Website

Common Name The Tasmanian Pterostylis - In Australia Small Beaded Greenhood

Flower Size 1/3" [1.25 cm]

Found as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing, terrestrial species in Western Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand at elevations of sea level to 150 meters occuring in woodlands with sandy soils but can be found in clay type soils with a abasal rosette of 8 to 14, dark green leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, 6" [15 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Plumatichilos tasmanicus ( D.L.Jones ) Szlach. 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Australian Orchid Review Vol 67 No 1 2002 photo; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Plumatochilos tasmanicum photo fide; The Native Orchids of New Zealand, A Colour Field Guide Scanlen & St George 2010 photo fide;