Pterostylis abrupta D.L.Jones APNI*
Synonyms: Diplodium abruptum (D.L.Jones) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. APNI*
Description: Terrestrial herb.
Rosette leaves 2 or 3, ovate, 1.5–2.5 cm long, 10–15 mm wide, margins finely crenulate; petiolate.
Scape to 40 cm high, with 4–6 stem leaves. Flower 3.5–4 cm long, dark green and white with dark red-brown suffusions in the galea. Galea curved forwards in the distal half. Dorsal sepal with a filiform point to 18 mm long. Petal margins flared. Lateral sepals tightly embracing the galea; sinus flat, abruptly protruding when viewed from the side; free points c. 40 mm long, filiform, erect. Labellum oblong to elliptic oblong, obtuse, 15–17 mm long, c. 3 mm wide, dark reddish brown, curved forwards near the apex, the tip just protruding from the sinus in the set position.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows on moist grassy slopes and near streams in tall sclerophyll forest of the ranges and tablelands; north from Barrington Tops area.
NSW subdivisions: NT, NWS
Other Australian states: ?Qld
Text by D. L. Jones
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)
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