Pterostylis rubenachii D.L.Jones 1998 SECTION Hymenochilus

Plant and Flowers in situ Photos by Colin & Misha Rowan and their Orchid Website

Common Name Rubenach's Pterostylis - In Australia The Arthur River Greenhood

Flower Size .32 to .38" [.8 to .95 cm]

Found in Tasmania on grassy slopes and stabilized sand dunes near the coast at elevations of 10 to 30 meters as a min-miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial orchid with 4 to 6, dark green, tapered at each end, leaves with flat margins that blooms in the Australian spring with an erect, 1.2 to 3.5" [3 to 8 cm] long, 1 to 12 flowered inflorescence.

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

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