Corunastylis ciliata (Ewart & B.Rees) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem.

Orchadian 13: 460 (2002) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: data deficient (k)

Flowering plants 10–15 cm tall. Leaf lamina appressed to the peduncle below the lowest flower. Inflorescence 0.5–3 cm long, sparse. Flowers 1–15, porrect, green to yellowish green with pale purplish bands and reddish purple labellum, 4–5 mm across; perianth segments spreading widely; dorsal sepal ovate, 3.5–4.5 mm long, c. 2.5 mm wide, margins entire, apex acuminate; lateral sepals divergent, linear-lanceolate, 4.5–5.5 mm long, c. 1 mm wide, slightly pouched at the base, with or without a terminal gland; petals narrowly ovate-lanceolate, c. 4 mm long, c. 1.5 mm wide, margins entire, apex acuminate. Labellum broadly elliptic-obovate, 3–4 mm long, 2–3 mm wide, margins with a few coarse cilia to 0.5 mm long, apex acuminate, recurved; callus linear-tapered, extending to the labellum apex. Column wings sparsely scabrous. Flowers Feb.–Apr.

CVU, DunT, GipP, Gold, GGr, HSF, OtP, VVP, WaP, Wim. Mostly in the west of the State, growing in heathland, grassy woodland and open forest in well-drained soil.

Previously included with C. archeri, but distinguished by its smaller stature, fewer, more upright flowers and very sparsely hairy labellum. The contrast between the greenish petals and sepals and the reddish labellum is also distinctive.

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 ciliatum (Ewart & B.Rees) 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 ciliata in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Corunastylis ciliata in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Wimmera 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
Highlands-Southern Fall present native

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South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory