Pterostylis lustra D.L.Jones 2006 SECTION Pterostylis

Another Flower in situ

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


Common Name The Shiny Pterostylis - In Australia The Small Sickle Greenhood

Flower Size 1.2 to 1.8" [3 to 4.5 cm]

Found in Victoria in swampy areas in dense thickets at elevations of 5 to 50 meters as a mini-miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial orchid with a basal, loose to scattered rosette of leaves that blooms in the Australian spring and summer with an erect, 3.2 to 8" [8 to 20 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.


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