Pterostylis loganii (D.L.Jones) G.N.Backh.

Victorian Naturalist 124: 124 (2007) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: data deficient (k)

Flowering plant 15–50 cm tall, stem leaves 5–7, spreading, linear-lanceolate, 1–6 cm long, 3–7 mm wide. Rosette leaves 3–6, ovate to elliptic, 1–3 cm long, 2–5 mm wide, margins flat or crinkled. Flowers 1–9, 10–15 mm long, shiny, translucent pale green with darker green stripes, sepal tips brown; galea decurved in the distal third; dorsal sepal with an acuminate apex; lateral sepals deflexed, conjoined part elliptic, 9–12 mm long, 5–6.5 mm wide, free points 3–4 mm long, divergent; petals slightly falcate, basal flanges narrow and elongate, apex obtuse. Labellum oblong to oblong-obovate, 5–6 mm long, 2–2.5 mm wide, pale brown with a dark brown to black basal mound and a blackish central stripe, covered with transparent, beaded cells and with a few acicular cells at the base, apex attenuate, notched. Flowers Aug.–Oct.

HNF, NIS. Also NSW. Currently known only from north-eastern Victoria (Beechworth to Corryong) in open forest among shrubs and tussocks, on shallow clay loams and stony soil.

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 loganii in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Pterostylis loganii in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Northern Inland Slopes present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native

State distribution

Distribution map
New South Wales