Pterostylis woollsii Fitzg 1876 SECTION Oligochaetochilus

Plant In situ

Photo courtesy of Colin Rowan and his Retired Aussie's Website

Part sunCool Cold Spring

Common Name Woolls' Pterostylis - In Australia The Long Tailed Greenhood

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Queensalnd, New South Wales and Victoria, Australia at elevations of 250 to 900 meters in the Rushworth area in open mallee scrublands and adjacent open forests dominated by Grey Box, as a medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with ovoid tubers giving rise to an erect, brown stem enveloped basally by a rosette of elliptic, acute, brown, basally clasping leaves and also has 6, acute triangular sheaths and blooms in the spring on a 18" [45 cm] long, 1 to 5 successively flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Oligochaetochilus woollsii (C. Fitzg.) Szlach. 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol33 No 2 1964 photo; Orchids of Australia Riley & Banks 2002; Australian Orchid Review Vol 70 No 5 2005; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Oligochaetochilus woolsii photo