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Pterostylis curta
Number: TN1942
Name: Pterostylis curta
Type: unknown    (What's that?)
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Comments: Parent plant: Australian terrestrial, from Wagga Wagga area, New South Wales.
For additional origin/habitat information supplied courtesy of Charles and Margaret Baker, see further below, near the bottom of this page.

Temperatures we attempt to use in the lab & greenhouse:
For Species:   Using PSM, Spring, Summer, Winter, Spring: days average 63°F, nights 50°F; best fit is Cool-Cold 64-44°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)
For Species:   Using PSM, Summer, Autumn: days average 68°F, nights 51°F; best fit is Cool 70-52°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)

About the name...
Etymology of curta   From Latin "curtus" short, small. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Etymology of Pterostylis   From Greek "pteros" wing, "stylos" column, slate-pencil; from the lateral stamen. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Pronunciation of curta   KUR-ta (Source: Hawkes 1978)
Pronunciation of Pterostylis   ter-oh-STY-lis (Source: Hawkes 1978)
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Flask Information
Availability: There were problems with this item and we weren't able to make any viable flasks.
You should: Consider placing a "Notify Retries" Request, and if an identical pollination (the same parents) is done again, we'll let you know.
You might also want to: View items of the same species.
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The origin/habitat information below is supplied courtesy of Charles and Margaret Baker

The following information is based on the name of the plant provided by the donor, and assumes that the name is correct. If the plant has been misidentified, then the following information may not be correct.
This text is copyrighted by the Bakers and may not be reproduced without permission.

ORIGIN/HABITAT: Southeast Australia and New Caledonia. In Australia, this orchid is found in southeast Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, and Tasmania where it is a very widespread species commonly found in open forests, especially along streams. It tends to produce dense colonies and flowring reportedly is generally profuse. Habitat elevation was not reported. On New Caledonia, however, these plants, which are found near the northeast coast and in the central mountains along the southern half of the island, have been reported as growing at 1300-4600 ft. (400-1400 m).
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