Cyrtostylis huegelii Endl. 1846 Photo by Ron Heberle and the Thelymitra Page of The Species Orchid Society of Western Australia

Plant and Flowers in situ Photography by W M Cusak & G Brunnbauer . Image used with the permission of the Western Australian Herbarium, Department of Environment and Conservation ( Accessed on Wednesday, 29 August 2012 and the Flora Base of Western Australia Flora Website

Full shadeCoolTo Cold winter Spring

Common Name Huegel's Cyrtostylis [German Orchid Enthusiast 1800's] - Western Gnat Orchid

Flower Size .35 to .55" [.9 to 1.3 cm]

Found in Western Australia as a miniature to medium sized, cold to cool growing, terrestrial orchid at elevations of 5 to 350 meters in coastal scrub on sand dunes to tall forests with a single cordate obtuse leaf that blooms in the winter and spring on an erect, 4 to 14" [10 to 35 cm] long, 2 to 15 flowered inflorescence.

Cited as a synonym of C reniformis.

Synonyms Acianthus huegelii (Endl.) Nicholls & Goadby 1933; Acianthus reniformis var. huegelii (Endl.) A.S.George 1971; Cyrtostylis reniformis var. huegelii (Endl.) Benth. 1873

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 as Acianthus huegelii drawing fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo good; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo good;