!Cyrtostylis reniformis R. Br. 1810

Plant Photo courtesy of Cathy Powers and her AUSTRALIAN TERRESTRIAL ORCHIDS OTHER FLORA & FAUNA BANJORAH Website

Another view Photo courtesy of Malcolm Thomas of Australia


Common Name Kidney Shaped Cyrtostylis - Common Gnat Orchid - The Oblong Gnat Orchid

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand in scrub and light forests as a miniature sized, cold to cool growing terrestrial species occuring in moist soil in sclerophyll forest at elevations of 20 to 1000 meters, with a globose tuber giving rise to a single, entire, orbicular-cordate, bluish to greyish green leaf and blooms on a terminal, erect, one to several flowered, racemose inflorescence that occurs in the late winter and spring.

Synonyms Acianthus oblongus (Hook.f.) Schltr. 1906; Acianthus reniformis (R. Br.) Schltr. 1906; Acianthus reniformis var. oblonga (Hook.f.) Rupp & Hatch 1945; Acianthus rotundifolius (Hook.f.) Schltr. 1906; Caladenia oblonga (Hook.f.) Rchb.f. 1871; Caladenia reniformis (R.Br.) Rchb.f. 1871; Caladenia rotundifolia (Hook.f.) Rchb.f. 1871; Cyrtostylis macrophylla Hook.f. 1853; Cyrtostylis oblonga Hook.f. 1853; Cyrtostylis rotundifolia Hook.f. 1853

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Australia Riley & Banks 2002; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Acianthus reniformis; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 6 321 - 384 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1975; as Acianthus reniformis photo ok; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 2 Part One Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2001 photo/drawing fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide; The Native Orchids of New Zealand, A Colour Field Guide Scanlen & St George 2010 as C oblonga photo fide; The Native Orchids of New Zealand, A Colour Field Guide Scanlen & St George 2010 as C rotundifolia photo fide;