Pterostylis hians D.L.Jones 1997 SECTION Diplodium Photos by John Varigos and his Orchid webpage

Part shadecoldFall

Common Name The Gaping Pterostylis [refers to the wide open almost domed hoodwith no apical tail] - In Australia The Opera House Greenhood

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in New South Wales, Australia in in open forests with bushy understories near creeks at elevations up to 300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with a loose rosette of to 3, small, wrinkly, kidney-shaped leaves when not blooming and blooms in the fall on an erect, 5.2 to 6.4" [13 to 16 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with a few reduced, acuminate, acute bracts.

Synonyms Diplodium hians (D.L.Jones) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem 2002

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Australia Riley and Banks 2002; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Diplodium hians photo fide