Pterostylis hamata Blackmore & Clemesha 1968 SECTION Oligochaetochilus

Plant In situ

Photos by Colin Rowan and his Retired Aussie's Website

Common Name The Small Sickle Greenhood - In AustraliaThe Southern Hooked Rustyhood

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Found in New South Wales and Victoria Australia at elevations of 300 to 1000 meters among shrubs and rocks on slopes and ridges as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial with a basal rosette of 6 to 15 leaves that blooms on an erect, 10 " [25 cm] long, 2 to 10, successively flowered inflorescence that arises in the spring

Synonyms Oligochaetochilus hamata (Blackmore & Clemesha) Szlach. 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 38 No 6 1969; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 drawing fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Oligochaetochilus hamatus photo ok