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

Flower Closeup Photos by Colin Rowanand his Orchid Website


Common Name The Insignificant Corunastylis - The Sharp Midge Orchid

Flower Size .23" [.55 mm]

Found in New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia at elevations of 10 to 400 meters in open forests, heathy forests and coastal scrub and heath as a rare, small sized, cold growing terrestrial species found in heathy eucalypt forests, often in sandy soils with a slender stem carrying a single, stem clasping, free part .4 to .6" long leaf ending below the flowers that blooms in the late spring through mid fall on an erect, .8 to 1.6" [2 to 4 cm] long, 1 to 45 flowered, pyramidal inflorescence with crowded, strongly nodding flowers.

Synonyms Corunastylis exigua (Rupp) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2018; Genoplesium despectans (Hook.f.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 1989; *Prasophyllum despectans Hook.f. 1858; Prasophyllum exiguum Rupp 1948; Prasophyllum despectans var. intermedium Ewart & B.Rees 1912

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidsof Australia Nicholls 1969 drawing fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo good