Pterostylis concinna R.Br.

Prodr. 326 (1810) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Flowering plant to 30 cm long, stem very slender. Rosette leaves 5–10, ovate to oblong, 1–3 cm long, 0.5–1.5 cm wide, petiolate, margins entire, flat or wavy. Flower 12–15 mm long, erect, white and dark green with brown suffusions in the galea and sinus; galea apex slightly decurved; dorsal sepal acuminate; lateral sepals erect, tightly embracing the galea, sinus flat when viewed from the front, shallowly mounded when viewed from the side, free points 14–20 mm long, filiform to clavate, erect; petals broad, shortly pointed. Labellum oblong, 7–10 mm long, c. 3.5 mm wide, dark brown, apex deeply notched, tip just visible through the sinus in the set position. Flowers May–Sep.

CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Gold, GGr, HSF, MuM, OtP, VVP, Wim. Also SA, NSW, ACT, Tas. Widespread and locally common, growing in moist areas of open forest and coastal scrub, often on sandy soil.

Hybridizes sporadically with P. striata (see P. ×toveyana).

Source: Jones, D.L. (1994). Pterostylis. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 2, Ferns and Allied Plants, Conifers and Monocotyledons. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Jeff Jeanes, 2015-06-11
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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 concinna in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Pterostylis concinna in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native

State distribution

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South Australia
New South Wales