Corunastylis tepperi ( F.Muell. ex R.S.Rogers ) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2002 Photos by Colin Rowan and his Retired Aussies Website

Part sun ColdSummerFall

Common Name Tepper's Corunastylis - The Mallee Midge Orchid

Flower Size .15" [3mm]

Found in Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia in woodlands, mallee vegetation and drier forests at elevations of 50 to 300 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial with a single attached leaf that becomes free below the inflorescence and ending before the flower pedicels that blooms in the summer and fall on an erect, 12" [30 cm] long, 5 to 50, densely flowered inflorescence carrying semi-nodding flowers.

Most sources now state that this species is a synonym of C nigricans and it most likely is but I have left them separate as many Australians think they are.

Synonyms Corunastylis fuscoviridis (Reader) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem.2018; Prasophyllum fuscoviride Reader 1898; Prasophyllum horburyanum Rupp 1942; *Prasophyllum tepperi F.Muell. ex R.S.Roger 1909

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 as Prasophyllum fuscoviride drawing good;