!Corunastylis apostasioides Fitzg. 1888 Photo by Gordon Deans

Part shade Cold LATESpring through EARLIERFall

Common Name The Apostasia-Like Corunastylis [refers to this species having a pollination system like an Apostasia] - In Australia The Freak Midge Orchid

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in New South Wales Australia in open and heathy forests and shallow moss gardens at elevations of 10 to 700 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial with a single, short, stem clasping, free part .6 to 1" long, shorter than the flowers leaf that blooms in the late spring through earlier fall on an erect, .8 to 1.6" [2 to 4 cm] long, 3 to 15 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Anticheirostylis apostasioides (Fitzg.) Fitzg. 1891; Anticheirostylis borunastylis Fitzg. 1888; Genoplesium apostasioides (Fitzg.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 1989; Prasophyllum anomalum Rupp 1948; Prasophyllum apostasioides (Fitzg.) F.Muell. 1889; Prasophyllum bowdeniae Rupp 1948

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Australia Nichols 1969 as Prasophyllum bowdenae drawing fide; Orchids of Australia Nichols 1969 as Prasophyllum anomalum drawing fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 6 321 - 384 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1975; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo good