Cyrtostylis tenuissima (Nicholls & Goadby) D.A. Jones & M.A. Clem. 1987 Photo courtesy of Ron Heberle and the Thelymitra Page of The Species Orchid Society of Western Australia


Common Name The Very Delicate Cyrtostylis

Flower Size .2" [4 to 6 mm]

Found in Western Australia at elevations of 5 to 150 meters in thick scrub as a miniature to small sized, cold to cool growing terrestrial with a single, small, cordate, green on both sides, obtuse leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, 2 to 8" [5 to 20 cm] long, 2 to 14 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Acianthus tenuissimus Nicholls & Goadby 1933

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