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

Orchadian 13: 461 (2002) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Flowering plants 10–30 cm tall. Leaf lamina appressed to the peduncle below the lowest flower. Inflorescence 2–3.5 cm long, moderately dense. Flowers 5–40, green and red or wholly reddish-purple, c. 3 mm across, nodding; perianth segments not spreading widely; dorsal sepal ovate, c. 2 mm long, 1.6 mm wide, margins entire, apex pointed; lateral sepals deflexed, divergent, lanceolate, 3–3.5 mm long, c. 1 mm wide, often gland-tipped; petals ovate, acute, c. 1.6 mm long and 0.8 mm wide. Labellum ovate, c. 1.5 mm long and 1 mm wide, thick and fleshy, margins denticulate to very shortly ciliate; callus ovate, extending nearly to the labellum apex. Column wings slightly scabrous. Flowers Dec.–Mar.

EGU, Glep, HNF, HSF, MonT, NIS, OtP, SnM, VVP, WPro. Mainly found in montane areas of eastern Victoria with disjunct lowland occurrences near Portland, Gellibrand and Wilsons Promontory. Usually grows in moist grassy areas in open forest and subalpine grassy woodland.

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 nudum (Hook.f.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem.).
Updated by: Jeff Jeanes, 2015-02-27
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Asparagales
family Orchidaceae
genus Corunastylis
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Corunastylis nuda in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Corunastylis nuda in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Glenelg Plain present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Snowy Mountains present native

State distribution

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory