Pterostylis x ingens ( Rupp ) D.L.Jones 1977 SECTION Pterostylis

Photo courtesy of Colin Rowan and his Orchid Website


Common Name The Sharp Pterostylis - In Australia The Large Pointed Greenhood

Flower Size 1 3/8" [3.5 cm]

Found in New South Wales and Southern Victoria Australia in open forests in moist soils around swamps/watercourses in peaty sand or clay loam soils at elevations of 10 to 500 meters as a medium sized, cold to cool growing terrestrial orchid with an erect, 20" [50 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence occuring in the late winter and spring. This greenhood is a cross between the Nodding Greenhood (Pterostylis nutans) and Sickle Greenhood (Pterostylis falcata), with its shape and size close to the Nodding greenhood.

Synonyms Pterostylis acuminata var. ingens Rupp 1928

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide