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Genoplesium nudiscapum (Hook.f.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem.
Family Orchidaceae
Common name: Dense Midge Orchid

Genoplesium nudiscapum (Hook.f.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. APNI*

Synonyms: Corunastylis nudiscapa (Hook.f.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. APNI*
Prasophyllum longisepalum Fitzg. APNI*
Prasophyllum albiglans Rupp APNI*
Prasophyllum nudiscapum Hook.f. APNI*
Prasophyllum nichollsianum Rupp APNI*

Description: Terrestrial herb 4–18 cm high; the free part of the leaf arising among the basal flowers.

Inflorescence dense, 1–3 cm long, 1–24-flowered.

Flowers c. 3 mm across, nodding, yellowish, brownish or dark purple. Dorsal sepal ovate, c. 3 mm long, c. 2 cm wide, margins entire. Lateral sepals linear to lanceolate, 3.5–4 mm long, c. 1.1 mm across, parallel or slightly divergent. Petals ovate, c. 2 mm long, c. 1 mm wide, gland-tipped. Labellum ovate, oblong or obovate, 2–2.2 mm long, 1–1.2 mm wide, margins irregular to minutely toothed; callus oblong, occupying most of the ventral surface and extending to the labellum apex.

Photo W. Grimm

Photo W. Grimm

Flowering: November–February

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in sclerophyll forest, moss gardens over sandstone and in heath; south from Glen Innes.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT
Other Australian states: Vic. Tas.
AVH map***

Text by D. L. Jones
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)

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