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

EARLIER

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;

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