Pterostylis trullifolia Hook.f. 1853 SECTION Diplodium

Plant and Flower in situ New Zealand

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


Common Name The Spade-Shaped Leaf Pterostylis

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

Found in the north island of New Zealand in lowland to montane scrub and native forests as a small sized, cool growing terrestrial with a slender stem carrying on a non-flowering plant, basal, rosette of oval shaped, net veined leaves and in a flowering plant, 3 to 4, well spaced, spade-shaped, acute leaves basally clasping the stem that blooms in the fall through earlier spring on an erect, single flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Diplodium trullifolium (Hook.f.) D.L.Jones, Molloy & M.A.Clem. 2002; Pterostylis rubella Colenso 1885 publ. 1886; Pterostylis trullifolia var. gracilis Cheeseman 1915

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