Corunastylis archeri ( Hook.f. ) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2002 Photo byCathy Powers and her AUSTRALIAN TERRESTRIAL ORCHIDS OTHER FLORA & FAUNA BANJORAH


Common Name Archer's Corunastylis [Australian Orchid Enthusiast 1800's] - Elfin Midge Orchid - Variable Midge Orchid

Flower Size 2/5" [1 cm]

This miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial species is from Victoria Australia occuring in open under-story in eucalypt forest and woodland, well drained soil with a single, stem clasping, free part of leaf [.8 to 1"], almost to the flowers that blooms on an erect, purple, .6 to 1.2" [1.5 to 3 cm] long, 2 to 15 flowered inflorescence occuring in the later spring and summer

Synonyms Genoplesium archeri (Hook.f.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 1989; *Prasophyllum archeri Hook.f. 1859; Prasophyllum archeri var. dierdrae Nicholls 1933; Prasophyllum intricatum Cohen-Stuart ex Benth. 1873

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 as Prasophyllum archeri drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 71 No 8 2002 as Genoplesium archeri photo fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo good