Corunastylis rufa (R.Br.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem.2002

Plant and Flower Photos by Colin Rowan and his Retired Aussies Website

Common Name The Red Corunastylis - In Australia - Dark Midge Orchid - The Rufous Midge Orchid

Flower Size 1 1/4"" [3 cm]

Found as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial occuring in New South Wales and Victoria, Australia in various locations, in dry forest, woodland and mallee country in well drained soils with a single leaf attached to the stem with a short free part that ends below the flowers that will bloom in the summer and fall on an erect, green, to 12" [to 30 cm] long, 5 to 25 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Corunastylis laminata (Fitzg.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2004; Genoplesium rufum (R.Br.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 1989; Prasophyllum laminatum Fitzg. 1885; *Prasophyllum rufum R.Br. 1810; Prasophyllum rufum var. intermedium Benth. 1873

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 as Prasophyllum rufum drawing fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as C laminata photo good; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as C rufa photo good