Pterostylis taurus M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 1989 SECTION Taurantha

Another Angle

Leaves Photos by Kent courtesy of Terrestrial Orchid Gallery

Part Shade Cold LATERFall Winter

Common Name The Bull-Like Pterostylis - In Australia The Little Bull Orchid

Flower Size 1 to 1.2" [2.5 to 3 cm]

Found in northern and northeastern Queensland at elevations of 700 to 1200 meters in foothills and rangesin open forests among coarse tussocks or rocks and on sheltered slopes or in small gullies with water in the wet season as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with blueish green, erose margined, flat leaves held in a basal rosette that blooms later fall and winter on an erect, 2 to 6" [5 to 15 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence carrying a strongly nodding flower

Synonyms Pterostylis ophioglossa subsp. fusca Clemesha 1981; Taurantha taurus (M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2002

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