Pterostylis plumosa Cady 1969 SECTION Plumatichilos Photo by Cathy Powers and her AUSTRALIAN TERRESTRIAL ORCHIDS OTHER FLORA & FAUNA BANJORAH Website

Lip Detail Photos by Colin Rowan and his Orchid Website

Part shadeCold LATE Winter Spring

Common Name The Feathery Pterostylis - In Australia The Bearded Greenhood

Flower Size 1 2/5" [3.5 cm]

Found in New South Wales and Southern Victoria, Tasmania, South Australaia and Western Australia at elevations of 300 to 700 meters in forests among grassy tussocks on sheltered slopes as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial occuring in woodlands, often with clay-loam soil with small globose tubers giving rise to an erect stem carrying a loose, basal rosette of varigated, elliptic, acute, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the late winter and spring on an erect, 12" [30 cm] tall, single flowered inflorescence partially enveloped by 2 acuminate, acute, sheaths.

Synonyms Plumatichilos plumosa (Cady) Szlach. 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 66 No 8 1997; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001 as Plumatochilos plumosa drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 71 No 8 2002 photo fide; Orchids of Australia Riley & Banks 2002; Australian Orchid Review Vol 70 No 5 2005; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Plumatochilos plumosa photo fide