Corunastylis sp. nov. 'Raby Bay'



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Corunastylis sp. (Raby Bay J.Elsol AQ462423); Genoplesium sp. (Raby Bay J.Elsol AQ462423); Genoplesium sp. (Raby Bay) [used by Silcock et al., 2019]


Said to differ from C. acuminatum in "size and in the column appendices being papillose rather than ciliate" (Silcock et al., 2019:SM:8), but it is treated as a synonym of that species in APNI (Australian Plant Name Index).


Conservation Status

Missing (Silcock et al., 2019:SM:8 [as 'Possibly extant']) or invalid (synonym of C. acuminata) (APNI)

Last (and only) record: 1976 (Silcock et al., 2019:SM:8)


"Type locality habitat destroyed; other areas of similar habitat searched... Type specimen collected in 1976 - area is now a housing estate; Lui may have collected an infertile specimen in similar habitat to type collection near Alexandra Hills"

(Silcock et al., 2019:SM:8)


Distribution & Habitat

Queensland, Australia


"Scribbly gum coastal forest"

(Silcock et al., 2019:SM:8)


Biology & Ecology










Silcock, Jen L., Field, Ashley R., Walsh, Neville G. and Fensham, Roderick J. (2019). To name those lost: assessing extinction likelihood in the Australian vascular flora. Oryx 54(2): 167-177. [Supplementary Material]


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