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Genoplesium tectum

Status: Endangered on the EPBC Act list

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.

Government evidence of impact of climate change:

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  • 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.