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Pterostylis curta

This is a discussion on Pterostylis curta within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Pterostylis curta, the Blunt Greenhood, is an Australian terrestrial. It goes dormant for part of ...

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    Pterostylis curta, the Blunt Greenhood, is an Australian terrestrial. It goes dormant for part of the year. Excuse the quality of the whole plant pic
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    Big flower for such a tiny plant!

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    good job Ron... looks like another flower to come too.

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    Thanks Tim, yes one more spike to come... I also have Pterostylis nutans. Would like to try some other Australian terrestrials. I have a drool covered copy of David Jones, Native Orchids of Australia, in my library.

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    Very unusual shape, very pretty though, like a little sculpture!

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    It seems that this species is fertilized by male fungus gnats and male mosquitoes. Now who goes around sexing these insects???

    I am curious why the end of the lip is twisted in this species. ????

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    That looks so graceful.

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