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Corunastylis cornuta

Horned midge orchid at Point 3232

Corunastylis cornuta at Point 3232 - 10 Mar 2016
Corunastylis cornuta at Point 3232 - 10 Mar 2016
Corunastylis cornuta at Point 3232 - 10 Mar 2016
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Identification history

Corunastylis cornuta 10 Mar 2016 TonyWood
Corunastylis cornuta 10 Mar 2016 MichaelMulvaney

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Significant sighting

11 Mar 2016

A new Black Mountain location of this species, for which the Black Mountain area is a stronghold. There are less than a dozen recorded locations for this species nationally

User's notes

About 20cm tall within open Joycea pallida tussock, no basal leaf apparent.

2 comments

TonyWood wrote:
   11 Mar 2016
Michael, I've confirmed this as C. cornuta largely on the basis of colour and shape of flowers. There are green forms of C. clivicola which makes identification difficult when the flowers are closed. It seems that the few plants that flowered this autumn are finishing very quickly in the heat.
CathB wrote:
   11 Mar 2016
The position of the leaf tip quite close to the flowers is another clue.

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Species information

  • Sensitive
  • Very Rare / Threatened
  • Non-Invasive

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