Pterostylis hispidula Fitzg. 1880 SECTION Pterostylis Photos by John Varigos and his Orchid webpage


Common Name The Shaggy Pterostylis - In Australia The Small Nodding Greenhood - The Box Greenhood

Flower Size .55" to 3/4" [1.4 to 1.8 cm]

Found in Queensland and New South Wales, Australia at elevations of 5 to 500 meters in coastal scrub and moist to wet forests as a small sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with a basal rosette, of green to yellowish, crinkled leaves that blooms in the late summer through winter on an erect, 6 to 12" [15 to 30 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with a semi-nodding flower

Synonyms Pterostylis nutans var. hispidula (Fitzg.) C.Moore & Betche 1893

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo good