Pterostylis rufa R.Br. 1810 SECTION Oligochaetochilus Photo by The Australian Native Orchid Society QLD KABI Group

Common Name The Roughened Pterostylis - In Australia The Red Rustyhood

Found in Queensland and New South Wales at elevations of 20 to 800 meters in stunted forests, rocky outcrops and among boulders or on rock sheets and as a miniature to small sized, cold to cool growing terrestrial orchid witha basal rosette of 5 to 10 leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, 3.2 to 8" [8 to 20 cm] long, 3 to 10 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Oligochaetochilus rufus (R.Br.) Szlach. 2001; Pterostylis pusilla var. prominens Rupp 1931

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 38 No 6 1969; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 66 No 8 1997 photo; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001 as Oligochaetochilus rufus drawing fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Oligochaetochilus rufus photo fide