Pterostylis toveyana Ewart & Sharman 1916

Another Flower Angle Photo by John Varigos and His Orchid webpage


Common Name Tovey's Pterostylis - In Australia The Mentone Greenhood

Flower Size .6 to .75" [1.5 to 1.8 cm]

Found in Victoria in moist flats along floodplains of small streams in tall open forests at elevations of sealevel to 250 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial orchid with a basal, scattered rosette of dark green, crinkled leaves that blooms in the Australian fall and winter with an erect, 2 to 8.8" [5 to 22 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

Said to be a natural hybrid between P concinna and P striata

Synonyms Taurodium toveyanum (Ewart & Sharman) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2002

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as x Taurodium toveyanum photo fide