Small Gnat-orchid

Small Gnat-orchid
Photographer
Deb Oliver
Common Name
Small Gnat-orchid
Scientific Name
Cyrtostylis reniformis
Size
16cm
Leaf Description
Single round to heart-shaped leaf, ground-hugging grey-green, 10-35mm x 10-35mm, paler below, network of paler veins.
General Description
Slender erect reddish-brown orchid to 16cm high. Single heart-shaped grey-green leaf with whitish veins and paler below. Can form large, dense colonies in moist shaded sites.
Flower Description
1-4 green to redish-brown flowers, to 10mm across. Slender segements, dorsal sepal erect and incurved, lateral sepals forward below the labellum. Oblong labellum with conspicuous ridge along margins and 2 basal glands, upper section of column winged.
Flower Colour
Reddish-brown
Flowering Months
July
August
September
October
Habitat
Box-Ironbark Forest, Damp Sands Herb-rich Woodland, Escarpment Shrubland, Grassy Dry Forest, Heathy Woodland, Valley Heathy Forest.
Date of Last Record
2000-2015
Growing Conditions
Well drained stony clay soil. Semi shade.