Pterostylis nutans

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Pterostylis nutans


Taxonavigation: Asparagales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Asparagales

Familia: Orchidaceae
Subfamilia: Orchidoideae
Tribus: Cranichideae
Subtribus: Pterostylidinae
Genus: Pterostylis
Species: Pterostylis nutans


Pterostylis nutans R.Br., Prodr. Fl. Nov. Holl.: 327 (1810)


  • Heterotypic
    • Pterostylis mathewsii Cheeseman, Trans. & Proc. New Zealand Inst. 47: 46 (1914 publ. 1915)


Native distribution areas:
  • Australasia
    • Australia
      • New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria.
    • New Zealand
      • North Island New Zealand.

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


Primary references[edit]

  • Brown, R. 1810. Prodromus Florae Novae Hollandiae: 327.

Additional references[edit]

  • St George, I. (2008) The New Zealand Orchis, The editor's annual list:2008. The New Zealand Native Orchids 110: 8–19.
  • Janes, J.K. & Duretto, M.F. (2010). A new classification for subtribe Pterostylidinae (Orchidaceae), reafferming Pterostylis in the broad sense. Australian Systematic Botany 23: 260–269.


Vernacular names[edit]

English: Nodding greenhood

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