Pterostylis tunstallii D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 1989 SECTION Bunochilus

Plant and Flowers ensitu Photos courtesy of Colin Rowan and his Retired Aussies Website

Part Sun CoolCold Winter

Common Name Tunstall's Pterostylis - In Australia Tunstall's Leafy Greenhood

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania Australia at elevations of 50 to 400 meters in woodland forests with fern and scrubby understorey in humus and leaf litter as a small sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with globose tubers giving rise to an erect stem enveloped basally by 2 leafless, acuminate sheaths and carrying a few, narrowly lanceolate, acute, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the winter on an erect, 2" [5 cm] long, few to several flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Bunochilus tunstallii (D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2002; Oligochaetochilus tunstallii (D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem.) Szlach. 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Australia Riley & Banks 2002; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Bunochilus tunstallii photo good