Pterostylis coccina Fitzg.1878 SECTION Diplodium Photo by John Varigos and His Orchid webpage

SIde View Of Flower

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

Part Sun Cold SummerEARLYFall

Common Name The Scarlet Pterostylis - In Australia The Scarlet Greenhood

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in New South Wales and Victoria Australia among grass, shrubs and rocks in tall moist forests at elevations of 700 to 1500 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial with a basal rosette of large, flat, dark green leaves that blooms in the summer and early fall on an erect, 3.2 to 9" [8 to 22.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Diplodium coccinum (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; Die Orchideen #6 21-24 tafel 7 Rudolph Schlechter 1971 drawing ok; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Diplodium coccinum photo good