Pterostylis stricta Clemesha & B.Gray 1972 SECTION Pterostylis

Side View of Flower Photos by John Varigos and His Orchid webpage


Common Name The Stiff Pterostylis - In Australia Northern Greenhood

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Queensland Australia in moist protected sites in dry open woodlands at bases of grass trees or among boulders along creeks and streams at elevations of 800 to 1250 meters as a small sized, cool growing terrestrial with a basal rosette of small, elliptic, subacute, reticulate, prominent central vein, gradually narrowing below into the short, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall and early winter on an erect, 8" [20 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with 2, distant, acuminate, obtuse, basally clasping bracts and a flower that is easily identified by the curved labellum that tapers to a point and has fine, ciliate hairs on the margins.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Australia Riley & Banks 2002; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide