Pterostylis truncata Fitzg. 1878 SECTION Diplodium Photo courtesy of Cathy Powers and her AUSTRALIAN TERRESTRIAL ORCHIDS OTHER FLORA & FAUNA BANJORAH

Front View Of Flower

View from above

Plant colony of 20 or so flowers in situ Photos courtesy of Colin Rowan and his Orchid Website

Part ShadeCoolto ColdSummerFall

Common Name The Truncated Pterostylis - In Australia The Brittle Greenhood - Little Dumpy

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

This miniature sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial species is from New South Wales and Victoria at elevations of 10 to 1000 meters occuring in grassland, shrubby forest and woodland in well-drained soils with a globose tuber giving rise to an erect stem carying several, ovate, acute, bright green, flat, petiolate base leaves in a basal rosette and blooms on an erect, 6" [15 cm] tall, single flowered inflorescence occuring in the summer and fall after the summer rains.

Synonyms Diplodium truncatum ( Fitzg. ) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2002

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 35 No 4 1966; AOS Bulletin Vol 38 No 6 1969; AOS Bulletin Vol 66 No 8 1997 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 66 No 9 1997 photo; Orchids of Australia Riley & Banks 2002; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Diplodium truncatum photo fide