!Genoplesium baueri R.Br. 1810 Photo by Mischa and Colin Rowan and theirRetired Aussies Orchid Photo Website

In situ New South Wales Photo by The Nature of Robertson Website

Full shade cold LATERSummer EARLIERFall

Common Name Bauer's Genoplesium - In Australia The Brittle Midge Orchid

Flower Size .32 to .44" [8 to 11 mm]

Found in New South Wales Australia in open forest and shrubby forests at elevations of sealevel to 150 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with a single, stem clasping, free part .4 to .8" long leaf ending below the flowers that blooms in the later summer through earlier fall on an erect, .4 to 1" [1 to 2.5 cm] long, 5 to 35 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Prasophyllum baueri (R.Br.) Poir. in J.B.A.M.de Lamarck 1816; Prasophyllum deanianum Fitzg. 1888

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 2 Part One Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2001; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo good

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