Pterostylis erecta T.E.Hunt 1958 SECTION Pterostylis

Flower Closeup Photos and plant by Danny Lentz ,

Common Name The Erect Pterostylis - The Upright Monkshood - The Upright Maroonhood

Flower Size 3/4 to .9" [1.8 to 2.2 cm]

Found in Queensland and New South Wales Australia at elevations of 20 to 700 meters in coastal and montane forests as a small to medium sized, cool growing terrestrial orchid with a basal rosette of dark green, crinkled leaves that blooms in the winter and spring on an erect, 6 to 14" [15 to 35 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide;