Corunastylis pumila (Hook.f.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2002

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Common Name The Beautiful Corunastylis - In Australia - Green Midge Orchid

Flower Size 1/8" [3mm]

Found as a miniature to small sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial occuring in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria Australia in various habitats on seasonally wet, often disturbed sand and clay loams with a tubular stem carrying a single, rush-like, basally clasping, free part .4 to .8" long leaf ending well below the flowers that will bloom in the summer and fall on an erect, green, to 1" [to 2.5 cm] long, 5 to 25 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Genoplesium pumilum (Hook.f.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 1989; Prasophyllum aureoviride Rupp 1941; Prasophyllum aureoviride var. elmae (Rupp) Rupp 1946;Prasophyllum dixonii F.Muell. 1892; Prasophyllum elmae Nubling 1940; Prasophyllum elmae Rupp 1942; Prasophyllum pumilum Hook.f. 1853; Prasophyllum tunicatum Hook.f. 1853; Prasophyllum viride Fitzg. 1885

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo ok; The Native Orchids of New Zealand, A Colour Field Guide Scanlen & St George 2010 photo fide;