Corunastylis tecta is a tuberous herb. It has fairly small flowers forming an uncrowded spike 4-5cm long with only a few flowers open at once. The flowers are reddish with a dark reddish-black labellum.
Cardwell midge orchid |
Status: Endangered on the EPBC Act list
Government evidence of impact of climate change:
Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Genoplesium tectum
The main potential threats to G. tectum are those associated with the habitat to which it is naturally restricted; including altered fire regimes weed and pest invasion and modification of water flows by artificial structures.