Definition of Pterostylis

1. Noun. Genus of terrestrial orchids of Australia and New Zealand and western Pacific.

Exact synonyms: Genus Pterostylis
Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Genus, Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Family Orchidaceae, Orchid Family, Orchidaceae
Member holonyms: Greenhood, Helmet Orchid



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pterostylis

Pterocles indicus
Pteroclididae
Pterocnemia
Pterocnemia pennata
Pterodactylidae
Pterodactylus
Pterois
Pteropogon humboltianum
Pteropsida
Pteropus
Pteropus capestratus
Pteropus hypomelanus
Pterosauria
Pterostylis
Ptilocercus
Ptilocrinus
Ptilonorhynchidae
Ptilonorhynchus
Ptilonorhynchus violaceus
Ptloris
Ptloris paradisea
Ptolemaian
Ptolemaic
Ptolemaic dynasty
Ptolemaic system
Ptolemaida
Ptolemais
Ptolemaist

Literary usage of Pterostylis

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Various Contrivances by which Orchids are Fertilised by Insects by Charles Darwin (1904)
"... ensi- folia—-Pogonia—pterostylis and other Australian orchids with the labellum sensitive to a touch—Vanilla—Sobralia. Cephalanthera grandiflora. ..."

2. The Various Contrivances by which Orchids are Fertilized by Insects by Charles Darwin (1889)
"... ensi- folia—Pogonia—pterostylis and other Australian orchids with the labellum sensitive to a touch—Vanilla—Sobralia. Cephalanthera grandiflora. ..."

3. The Various Contrivances by which Orchids are Fertilized by Insects by Charles Darwin (1889)
"... ;;naw tho labellum—Cephalanthera ensi- folia—Pogonia—pterostylis and other Australian orchids with the labellum sensitive to a touch—Vanilla—Sobralia. ..."

4. Report of Meeting by ANZAAS, ANZAAS. (1890)
"pterostylis barbata. Lindley. Grampians. pterostylis mutica. E. Brown. Grampians and Pyrenees. pterostylis rnfa. B. Brown. Grampians. pterostylis longifolia ..."

5. Paxton's Magazine of Botany, and Register of Flowering Plants by Joseph Paxton (1836)
"pterostylis Banksii, Bot. Mag. 3172. • concinna, Bot. Mag. 3400. acuminata, Bot. ... pterostylis Banksii. concinna. Species requiring the heat of the Stoce. ..."

6. Paxton's Magazine of Botany, and Register of Flowering Plants by Joseph Paxton (1836)
"pterostylis CONCINNA (Neat pterostylis). ... pterostylis).—Another species of this singular Australian genus. It was also introduced by Mr. Allan Cunningham ..."

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