Pterostylis tenuissima Nicholls 1950 SECTION Diplodium

Side Aspect of Flower

Photo by Colin Rowan and his Retired Aussie's Website


Common Name The Slimmest Pterostylis - In Australia The Swamp Greenhood

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Found in South Australia to Victoria, Australia in coastal areas, mainly in Western Victoria but also at Wilsons Promontory and grows in tall dense closed scrublands dominated by Leptospermum lanigerum in wet black mud at elevations of sea level to 50 meters that is protected by voracious mosquitoes and found as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with a basal rosette of dark green, thin textured leaves that blooms on an erect, 12" [30 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence that arises in the spring and early summer.

Synonyms Diplodium tenuissimum (Nicholls) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem 2002

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