Common name: Bearded Midge Orchid
Genoplesium morrisii (Nicholls) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. APNI*
Synonyms: Prasophyllum morrisii Nicholls APNI*
Corunastylis morrisii (Nichols) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. APNI*
Description: Terrestrial herb 15–25 cm high.
Inflorescence sparse, 1–3 cm long, 1–9-flowered.
Flowers c. 7 mm across, dark purplish black. Dorsal sepal ovate, 5.5–6 mm long, c. 3 mm wide, striped, margins ciliate. Lateral sepals linear to lanceolate, c. 7 mm long, c. 1.5 mm wide, gibbous at the base, divergent. Petals ovate to lanceolate, c. 4 mm long, c. 1.4 mm wide, striped, apex long-acuminate, margins ciliate. Labellum narrow-elliptic, 4–5 mm long, c. 1.5 mm wide, apex long-acuminate, margins with numerous, coarse, spreading cilia c. 1 mm long.; callus narrow-oblong to fusiform, extending three-quarters of the distance to the labellum apex.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows among rocks in sparse sclerophyll forest; restricted to Braidwood-Nerriga area.
NSW subdivisions: SC
Other Australian states: Vic. Tas.
Text by D. L. Jones
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)
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