Pterostylis jonesii G.N.Backh.

Victorian Naturalist 124: 341 (2007) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: data deficient (k)

Flowering plant 15–70 cm tall, stem leaves 5–7, spreading, linear-lanceolate, 1–7 cm long, 3–5 mm wide. Rosette leaves 3–6, ovate to elliptic, 0.6–2.5 cm long, 2–6 mm wide, margins flat or crinkled. Flowers 1–11, 13–16 mm long, shiny, translucent dark green with indistinct darker green stripes, sepal tips bright orange-brown; galea decurved in the distal third; dorsal sepal with an acuminate apex; lateral sepals deflexed, conjoined part elliptic, 12–15 mm long, 6–8 mm wide, free points 4–5 mm long, divergent; petals slightly falcate, basal flanges narrow and elongate, apex obtuse. Labellum oblong to narrow ovate-oblong, 5.5–6.5 mm long, 2–2.5 mm wide, tawny or pale brown with a dark brown to black basal mound and a blackish central stripe, covered with transparent, beaded cells and with numerous acicular cells towards the base, apex attenuate, notched. Flowers Aug.–Nov.

Gold, HNF, NIS, VAlp. NSW, ACT. Currently known only from north-eastern Victoria in wet sclerophyll forests, moist areas of montane open forest and on drier slopes and ridges in tall forest in rainshadow areas, on clay loam soils.

Created by: Jeff Jeanes, 2015-06-19
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-02-15
Distribution map
life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Asparagales
family Orchidaceae
genus Pterostylis
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Pterostylis jonesii in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Pterostylis jonesii in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Goldfields present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Victorian Alps present native

State distribution

Distribution map
New South Wales