Corybas Pollok
 
  • Corybas Pollok
    Corybas Pollok
    Awhitu Peninsula - South Auckland
    Photo: Eric Scanlen
  • Corybas Pollok
    Corybas Pollok
    Awhitu Peninsula - South Auckland
    Photo: Eric Scanlen
  • Corybas Pollok
    Corybas Pollok
    Awhitu Peninsula - South Auckland
    Photo: Eric Scanlen

 

Corybas "Pollok"
Spider Orchid
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PLANT: Terrestrial tuberous herb.
4 to 6cm high when in flower.

LEAVES: Single leaf, silver-green below, yellowish-green above, with very few marginal purple spots.

FLOWER: Solitary. Flower well above the leaf on a long slender ovary. Dorsal sepal pale grey-green, extending well in front of the flower, narrowing to an acute tip. Centre of labellum crimson, outer areas a translucent white. Labellum tapers to an acute tip. Lateral sepals long (approx 3cm) and upright. Petals long, facing forward and downward.

FLOWERING TIME: August - September.

HABITAT: Damp sandstone cliff faces in native forest.

CONSERVATION STATUS: Not Recorded.

NOTES: Discovered in 2004 on the Awhitu Peninsula, South Auckland.
     
     
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