Cyrtostylis reniformis

Common Name:

Gnat Orchid



Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wimmera, Wannon, Grampians, Midlands, Otway Plain, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (CDEHJKMNPRSTVWXZ) all States except WA
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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Common in near-coastal and inland areas in heathland and open forest 1

Flower Description:

Greenish-, yellowish- or reddish-brown 1


Terrestrial orchid to 16 cm tall 1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species has a solitary, sessile, ground hugging leaf that is kidney shaped and grey-green above. The labellum has two prominent, bead-like basal glands 1


Links to more images:

Atlas of Living Australia MELU

Links to description of this species:

NSW Flora VicFlora

Conservation status:

Not threatened


1 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria