(pronounced: jee-noh-PLEEZ-ee-um)


Diurideae subtribe Prasophyllinae


From the Greek genos, meaning race or kind, and pleios, meaning near, referring to the close relationship of this genus to Prasophyllum.


A genus of 20 species endemic to Australia.

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Jones, D. L. 1999. Genoplesium ectopum (Orchidaceae), an endangered new species from the Australian Capital Territory. Orchadian 12(12):570-573.

Jones, D. L. 2000. Genoplesium cranei, a new species of Orchidaceae from south-eastern Queensland. Orchadian 13(3):102-104.

Jones, D. L. 2000. Genoplesium bishopii (Orchidaceae), a rare new species from New South Wales. Orchadian 13(5):227-231.

Jones, D. L. and M. A. Clements 1989. Reinterpretation of the genus Genoplesium R. Br. (Orchidaceae: Prasophyllinae). Lindleyana 4(3):139-145.

Rupp, H. M. R. 1948. Section Genoplesium in genus Prasophyllum. Victoria Nat. 65:150-152.