Pterostylis crassa (D.L.Jones) G.N.Backh. 2007 SECTION Bunochilus

Another Flower Angle Photos by Colin & Misha Rowan and his Orchid Website


Common Name The Thick Pterostylis [refers to the thick leaves] - In Australia The Coarse Leafy Greenhood

Flower Size .6 to .80" [1.5 to 1.9 cm]

Found in New South Wales on slopes and ridges in drier forests at elevations of 400 to 1000 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial orchid with 3 to 6 leaves that blooms in the Australian late winter and early spring with an erect, 2 to 8.8" [5 to 22 cm] long, 1 to 4 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Bunochilus crassus D.L.Jones 2006

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