National recovery plan for the Brindabella Midge Orchid (Corunastylis ectopa)
ACT Department of Territory and Municipal Services
- National recovery plan for the Brindabella Midge Orchid (Corunastylis ectopa) (PDF - 103 KB) | (RTF - 195 KB)
Corunastylis ectopa is a terrestrial orchid that grows to a height of 10 to 25 cm from an underground tuber. The flowers (15–35) are densely crowded, 5–5.5 mm in diameter and are either green and reddish-purple or wholly reddish-purple. For a complete description refer to Jones (1999).
The Brindabella Midge Orchid is declared a Critically Endangered species under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) (6 June 2005). The species is also declared an Endangered species in the Australian Capital Territory under the Nature Conservation Act 1980 (ACT). This recovery plan has been prepared under the provisions of the EPBC Act taking into account the objects of that Act.