Corunastylis ciliata ( Ewart & B.Rees ) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2002

Photo by Cathy Powers and Her Banjorah Website

Flower Closeup Photo by Colin Rowan and his Orchid Website


Common Name The Hairy Corunastylis - In Australia Fringed Midge Orchid

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Victoria and South Australia at elevations of 10 to 250 meters in grassy woodlands, heathlands and heathy forests as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial found in poorer eucalypt forests, often with heathy under-story, in sandy or gravelly soil with a single, stem clasping, free part .24 to 1/2" [.6 to 1.3 cm] long leaf ending well below the flowers and blooms in the later summer through fall on an erect, .2 to 1.2" [.5 to 3 cm] long, 1 to 15 flowered, racemose inflorescence.

CAUTION Cited as a synonym of Corunastylis archeri but at this time I will leave them separate pending more information.

Synonyms Genoplesium ciliatum ( Ewart & B.Rees ) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 1989;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo good