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Corunastylis brachystachya

SPECIES MANAGEMENT PROFILE

Corunastylis brachystachyashortspike midge-orchid

Group:Magnoliophyta (flowering plants), Liliopsida (monocots), Orchidales, Orchidaceae
Status:Threatened Species Protection Act 1995: endangered
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999: Endangered
Endemic
Status:
Found only in Tasmania
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Key Points

  • Important: Is this species in your area? Do you need a permit? Ensure you’ve covered all the issues by checking the Planning Ahead page.
  • Important: Different threatened species may have different requirements. For any activity you are considering, read the Activity Advice pages for background information and important advice about managing around the needs of multiple threatened species.
  

Surveying

Key Survey reliability more info
M Best time to survey
M Potential time to survey
M Poor time to survey
M Non-survey period

To ensure you follow the law - check whether your survey requires a permit. Always report any new records to the Natural Values Atlas, or send the information direct to the Threatened Species Section. Refer to the Activity Advice: Surveying page for background information.

Corunastylis brachystachya Spring Summer Autumn Winter
shortspike midge-orchid S S O O N N D D J J F F M M A A M M J J J J A A

  • Flowers are required for the identification of this ground orchid which dies back to subterranean tubers after flowering. Corunastylis brachystachya often occurs in relatively low abundance at any particular site, making detection a chance event. The flowering period of Corunastylis brachystachya is February to April and the few Tasmanian records of this species were from March. Late summer to early autumn is the recommended timing for surveys.
  • Corunastylis brachystachya occurs in near-coastal lowland habitats (generally below 50 m elevation) in heathland and heathy woodland among low shrubs, boulders and rock plates on well drained soils. The habitat of the subpopulation near Smithton was recorded as patches of teatree scrub in predominantly pasture.

Helping the species


Cutting or clearing trees or vegetation

Burning

Agriculture

Construction

Subdivision

Earthworks

Changing water flow / quality


Use of chemicals

Recreation

Further information

​Check also for listing statement or notesheet pdf above (below the species image)​.

Cite as: Threatened Species Section (). (): Species Management Profile for Tasmania's Threatened Species Link. . Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment, Tasmania. Accessed on .

Contact details: Threatened Species Section, Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment, GPO Box 44, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, 7001. Phone (1300 368 550).

Permit: A permit is required under the Tasmanian Threatened Species Protection Act 1995 to 'take' (which includes kill, injure, catch, damage, destroy and collect), keep, trade in or process any specimen or products of a listed species. Additional permits may also be required under other Acts or regulations to take, disturb or interfere with any form of wildlife or its products, (e.g. dens, nests, bones). This may also depend on the tenure of the land and other agreements relating to its management. ​​​​​