Pterostylis nutans R. Br. 1810 SECTION Pterostylis Photo by Eric Hunt

Plant and Flower in situ Victoria Australia Photos by Colin Rowan and his Orchid Website


Common Name The Nodding Pterostylis - In Australia The Nodding Greenhood - The Parrot's Beak Orchid

Flower Size almost 1 1/2" [1.5 to 2.5 cm]

Foun din Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and New Zealand in wide range of moist sheltered locations at elevations of 5 to 1000 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with a basal rosette of ovate to oblong, undulate leaves that blooms in the fall through spring on an erect, terminal 3.2" to 12" [8 to 30 cm] long, inflorescence with a single strongly nodding flower.

Synonyms Pterostylis mathewsii Cheeseman 1914 publ. 1915

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; AOS Bulletin Vol 38 No 6 1969; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 drawing fide; Die Orchideen #6 21-24 tafel 7 Rudolph Schlechter 1971 photo ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 51 No 8 1982 photo; Australian Orchid Review Vol 70 No 5 2005; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide; The Native Orchids of New Zealand, A Colour Field Guide Scanlen & St George 2010 photo fide

Pterostylis nutans R. Br. 1810 var alba Photo by Malcolm Thomas of Australia