Corunastylis sigmoidea (D.L.Jones) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2002 Photo by Luis the Plant Nerd and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Full shade cold LATESpring EARLY Summer

Common Name The "S" Shaped Corunastylis [refers to the gland at the apex of the petals]- In Australia The Dave's Creek Midge Orchid

Flower Size .16 to .18" [4 to 4.5 mm]

Found in Queensland Australia among low shrubs at elevations around 700 meters as a mini-mniniature to miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with a single, stem clasping, free part .4 to .6" long leaf ending just below the flowers that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an erect, .8 to .16" [2 to 4 cm] long, 5 to 20 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Genoplesium sigmoideum D.L.Jones 1991

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