Pterostylis prasina (D.L.Jones) G.N.Backh. 2007 SECTION Bunochilus

Inflorescence Photos byColin & Misha Rowan and his Orchid Website


Common Name The Leek Green Pterostylis - In Australia The Mallee Leafy Greenhood

Flower Size .38 to .5" [.9 to 1.2 cm]

Found in Victoria and south Australia under mallee and broombrush at elevations of 5 to 300 meters as a min-miniature to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial orchid with 3 to 5 leaves with crinkled to entire margins that blooms in the Australian winter with an erect, 2.8 to 20" [7 to 50 cm] long, 1 to 12 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Bunochilus prasinus D.L.Jones 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Bunochilus prasinus photo fide