Pterostylis scabrida Lindl. 1840SECTION Pterostylis

Another Flower in situ

Photos by Colin and Misha Rowan and Their Retired Aussies Orchid webpage


Common Name The Rough Pterostylis - In Australia The Rough Greenhood

Flower Size .8 to 1" [2 to 2.5 cm]

Found in Tasmania in wet sclerophyll, tall open and rain forests at elevations of 50 to 800 meters as a mini-miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial orchid with a basal, loose to scattered rosette of dark green, fleshy, flat leaves that blooms in the Australian springwith an erect, 3.2 to 10" [8 to 25 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.


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