Nearly half of the national records of this species are from the ACT (Atlas of Living Australia and Canberra Nature Map 1/12/2017). It is a widespread species stretching in an arch from Mt Barker in the Adelaide Hills, through central Victoria through the south west slopes of NSW up to near Bathurst. It is usually found on slopes and ridges of low hills in dry open forest, amongst leaf litter where there is minimal shrubby understorey and often shallow and stony clay loam ). In the ACT it is known from Black Mountain, Gossan Hill, Aranda Bushland and Gungahlin Hill. There is also quite a large population on Mt Jerrabomberra. It is estimated that up to 300 plants occur in the ACT.
It flowers from January to May. Flowers ar 5-30, tiny, moderately crowded, semi-nodding and dark purplish black and green.
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Corunastylis clivicola has been recorded at: