Pterostylis dilatata A.S.George 1984 SECTION Linguella

Photo by Colin and Misha Rowan and Their Retired Aussies Orchid webpage


Common Name The Dilated Pterostylis - In Australia The Dimorphic Snail Orchid

Flower Size .75 to .94" [1.8 to 2.4 cm]

Found in Western Australia in woodlands and mallee communities, shriblands and on granite outcrops at elevations of 50 to 350 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial orchid with a basal, rosette of dull green , flat leaves that blooms in the Australian late fall and winter with an erect, 3.2 to 6" [8 to 15 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Linguella dilatata (A.S.George) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2002

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 26 No 10 1957; AOS Bulletin Vol 38 No 6 1969; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Linguella dilatata photo good