Pterostylis sanguinea D.Jones & M.A.Clements 1989 SECTION Urochilus Photo by John Varigos and His Orchid webpage


Plant Photo courtesy of Cathy Powers and her AUSTRALIAN TERRESTRIAL ORCHID OTHER FLORA & FAUNA BANJORAH Website

Common Name The Blood Red Pterostylis - In Australia The Red-Banded Greenhood Orchid

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Found in Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia as a small sized, cold to cool growing terrestrial orchid at elevations of sea level to 400 meters occuring in woodland in shady areas and the soil is usually sandy with a non flowering basal rosette of 3 to 10 leaves and a blooming stem carrying several, narrowly linear, twisted, basally clasping, acute conduplicate leaves that blooms in the winter on an erect, 12" [30 cm] long, 1 to 10 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Oligochaetochilus sanguineus (D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem.) Szlach. 2001; Urochilus sanguineus ( D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. ) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2002

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Urochilus sanguineus photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide;