Pterostylis planulata D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 1993 SECTION Oligochaetochilus

Inflorescence Photos by Colin Rowan and his Orchid Website

Common Name The Flattened Pterostylis - In Australia The Flat Rustyhood

Flower Size 1 1/4" [3 cm]

Found in Victoria Australia at elevations of 200 to 450 meters in the Mallee and Wimmera regions with isolated occurrences in northern Plains, Goldfields and the Grampians where it occurs in open mallee scrublands and certain woodlands as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial orchid with a basal rosette of 5 to 8 leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, 12" [30 cm] long inflorescence with 2 to 6 flowers

Synonyms Oligochaetochilus planulatus (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 Oligochaetochilus planulatus photo good