Corunastylis turfosa (D.L.Jones) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2002 Photos by The Wildiaries Website

Part shade cold LATERSpring

Common Name The Peat-Loving Corunastylis - In Australia The Alpine Midge Orchid

Flower Size .2" [.5 cm]

Found in New South Wales and ACT Australia in subalpine swamps among dense sedges in peaty soils at elevations of 1000 to 1500 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with a single, short, stem clasping, free part .6 to 1.2" long leaf ending below the flowers that blooms in later spring on an erect, .32 to 8" [.8 to 2 cm] long, 2 to 25 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Genoplesium turfosum D.L.Jones 1991

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

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