Muelleria 8: 185 (1994) APNI
Flowering plant to 30 cm tall, stem leaves 3–5, spreading. Rosette leaves 3–6, ovate, 1–3.5 cm long, 10–20 mm wide, petiolate, margins crisped. Flower 14–20 mm long, erect, mostly dark green and white, shiny; dorsal sepal with a filiform point 6–9 mm long; lateral sepals erect, tightly embracing the galea, sinus raised at the middle, protruding prominently like a platform when viewed from the side, free points 15–20 mm long, filiform, erect; petals brown, margins flared. Labellum oblong, 9–11 mm long, 2.5–3 mm wide, green with a dark brown apex, the tip just protruding from the sinus in the set position. Flowers Nov.–Apr.
CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, Gold, HNF, HSF, MonT, NIS, OtP, OtR, SnM, VAlp. Also Qld, NSW, ACT, Tas. Widespread in higher rainfall parts of Victoria amongst grass on moist slopes or on ridges mostly in the ranges and foothills, but also rarely in coastal woodlands.
Apparent hybrids with Pterostylis decurva have been observed.
See note under Pterostylis alveata.
Previously known in Victoria as Pterostylis obtusa, a taxon restricted to NSW and possibly Qld.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|