Corunastylis pumila (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 8–20 cm tall. Leaf lamina appressed to the peduncle below the lowest flower. Inflorescence 1–2.5 cm long. Flowers 5–25, green to yellow-green, sometimes with red markings, c 3 mm across, nodding; perianth segments not spreading widely; dorsal sepal ovate, c. 2 mm long, 1.5 mm wide, margins entire, apex acuminate, sometimes gland-tipped; lateral sepals divergent, linear-lanceolate, 3–3.5 mm long, c. 1.5 mm wide, pouched at the base, apex often gland-tipped; petals ovate, c. 2 mm long, 1 mm wide, often gland-tipped. Labellum ovate to obovate, 2.5–3 mm long, 1.5–2 mm wide, thick and fleshy, margins irregular to minutely denticulate, apex obtuse; callus narrow-ovate, extending nearly to the labellum apex. Column wings scabrous. Flowers Jan.–May.

EGL, EGU, GipP, OtP, VVP, WaP, WPro. Of disjunct occurrence in southern near-coastal districts including lower Gellibrand River, South Oakleigh (where now extinct), French Is., Wilsons Promontory and Mallacoota-Wingan River area, usually growing in wet heathland and grass-tree plains.

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 pumilum (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 pumila in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Corunastylis pumila in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Warrnambool Plain present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Wilsons Promontory present native

State distribution

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory