Pterostylis recurva

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Pterostylis recurva
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Flower of Pterostylis recurva
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Orchidoideae
Tribe: Diurideae
Subtribe: Pterostylidinae
Genus: Pterostylis
Species: P. recurva
Binomial name
Pterostylis recurva

Stamnorchis recurva (Benth.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem.

Pterostylis recurva is a species of orchid endemic to west-southwestern and Southwest Australia.


Pterostylis recurva, the 'Jug Orchid'. In Kings Park, Perth, West Australia.

Pterostylis recurva is a perennial herb. It flowers in early spring during August - October. The flowers are striped green and white, the perianth forms a hollow tube with a hinged lip, characteristic of Pterostylis. The relatively large size of the flowers and their distinctive shape gives them the common name of 'Jug Orchids'.

It is known to occur in sand, clay, laterite and gravel soils.


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