Corunastylis despectans (Hook.f.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem.

Orchadian 13: 460 (2002) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Flowering plants 10–25 cm tall, glabrous. Leaf lamina appressed to flowering stem below the lowest flower. Inflorescence 1–4 cm long, moderately crowded. Flowers 1–45, dark purple or green with purple markings, 3–4 mm across, nodding; perianth segments long-acuminate; dorsal sepal ovate to broadly ovate, 3–3.5 mm long, 1.5–2.5 mm wide, margins entire; lateral sepals divergent, linear-lanceolate, 4–4.5 mm long, c. lmm wide; petals ovate, 2–2.8 mm long, 0.8–1 mm wide, margins entire. Labellum narrow-lanceolate, 2.5–3 mm long, c. 1 mm wide, margins entire to finely toothed, apex acuminate to long-acuminate; callus narrow-lanceolate, extending nearly to the labellum apex. Column wings smooth or slightly scabrous. Flowers Dec.–Apr.

CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HNF, HSF, LoM, MonT, NIS, OtP, OtR, SnM, Strz, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, WPro. Widespread and often locally common in a variety of habitats including open forest, woodland, heathland and coastal scrub in well-drained soils.

Source: Jones, D.L. (1994). Genoplesium. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 2, Ferns and Allied Plants, Conifers and Monocotyledons. Inkata Press, Melbourne (as Genoplesium despectans (Hook.f.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem.).
Updated by: Jeff Jeanes, 2015-02-20
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Corunastylis despectans in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Corunastylis despectans in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Otway Ranges present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

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Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales