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Corunastylis sp. Charmhaven (NSW896673) - profile

Indicative distribution

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Scientific name: Corunastylis sp. Charmhaven (NSW896673)
Conservation status in NSW: Critically Endangered
Commonwealth status: Critically Endangered
Gazetted date: 27 Sep 2013
Profile last updated: 07 Jun 2022


Corunastylis sp. Charmhaven (NSW896673) is recently described species of terrestrial orchid (Weston in litt. 2012).  It is similar to Corunastylis archeri (syn. Genoplesium archeri) but differs from C. archeri in having fewer, larger flowers (6-9 flowers, 6 mm across, versus 10-20 flowers, 4.5–5 mm across in C. archeri), borne on a shorter inflorescence (1.4 cm long versus 2–3.5 cm long in C. archeri). Flowering has been observed from February to May.  The species is currently listed by the Commonwealth as Corunastylis sp. Charmhaven


Corunastylis sp. Charmhaven (NSW896673) is currently only known from the Wyong Shire of NSW where it is restricted to a few locations in the Charmhaven, Warnervale and Tooheys Road (Bushells Ridge) areas.

Habitat and ecology

  • It occurs within low woodland to heathland with a shrubby understorey and ground layer. Dominants include Black She-oak (Allocasuarina littoralis), Prickly Tea-tree (Leptospermum juniperinum), Prickly-leaved Paperbark (Melaleuca nodosa), Narrow-leaved Bottlebrush (Callistemon linearis) and Zig-zag Bog-rush (Schoenus brevifolius).

Regional distribution and habitat

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Information sources

IBRA Bioregion IBRA Subregion Known or predicted Geographic restrictions region
Sydney BasinWyong Known None