Corunastylis morrisii (Nicholls) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem.

Orchadian 13: 461 (2002) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Flowering plants 15–25 cm tall. Leaf lamina appressed to the peduncle below the lowest flower. Inflorescence 1–5 cm long, sparse. Flowers 1–15, dark purplish-black or green and purple, c. 9 mm across; perianth segments spreading widely; dorsal sepal ovate, 5–6 mm long, c. 2.5 mm across, striped, margins ciliate; lateral sepals divergent, linear-lanceolate, c. 7 mm long, c. 1.5 mm wide, variously pouched at the base; petals ovate-lanceolate, c. 4 mm long, c. 1.4 mm wide, striped, margins ciliate, apex long-acuminate. Labellum narrowly ovate-lanceolate, 4–5 mm long, c. 1.5 mm wide, the margins with numerous, coarse, spreading cilia c. 1 mm long, apex acuminate; callus narrowly oblong to fusiform, extending about half way to the labellum apex. Column wings densely scabrous. Flowers Jan.–Apr.

CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HNF, HSF, MonT, OtP, OtR, Strz, VAlp, VVP, WaP, WPro, Wim. Widespread and sometimes locally common in open forest, woodland and heathland in well-drained sand or sandy loam.

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 morrisii (Nicholls) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem.).
Updated by: Jeff Jeanes, 2015-02-24
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Corunastylis morrisii in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Corunastylis morrisii in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Warrnambool Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands 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

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New South Wales