Pterostylis scabra Lindl. 1840 SECTION Diplodium Photo by Ron Heberle and the Thelymitra Page of The Species Orchid Society of Western Australia

Common Name The Rough Pterostylis - In Australia The Bronze Shell Orchid - The Green Veined Shell Orchid

Flower Size 3/4 to 1.1" [2.2 to 2.6"]

Found in Western Australia at elevations of 10 to 350 meters in coastal and inland forests among low shrubs and granite outcrops as a miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial orchid with a copmpact, basal rosette of bluish green, flat leaves that blooms in the fall and winter on an erect, 3.2 to 6" long, single flowered inflorescence. .

Synonyms Diplodium scabrum (Lindl.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2002; Pterostylis constricta O.H.Sarg. 1907; Pterostylis reflexa var. constricta (O.H.Sarg.) Ewart & Jean White 1908

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 as P constricta drawing good; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Diplodium scabrum photo good