Pterostylis maxima

Pterostylis maxima

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Diurideae
SubTribe: Pterostylidinae
Genus: Pterostylis
Species: Ptst. maxima
Binomial name
Pterostylis maxima
M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 1989

Pterostylis maxima is a species in the genus Pterostylis


Plants bloom in the spring with one to eight successive 2 cm wide flowers.


Plants are found growing in the dry woodlands of Central and Western Victoria at elevations of 100 to 350 meters


Keep plant in cool temperatures with partial shade. Plant goes dormant in summer to fall keep the mix dry and until plant begins to sprout. Slowly water the plant until it starts to grows and water regularly. Pot in soil or peat with perlite. Plants are easy to grow.


Common Names: The Large Rustyhood


  1. Oligochaetochilus maxima (M.A. Clem. & D.L. Jones) Szlach. 2001

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