Corybas aff trilobus


Corybas aff trilobus
Spider Orchid
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PLANT: Terrestrial tuberous herb.
1 to 4cm high when in flower. Many plants do not bear flowers.

LEAVES: Single 3-lobed leaf. Distinctly petiolate on a long stalk. Reniform to orbicular. Extremely variable in both size and shape.

FLOWER: Solitary. Flower above or below the leaf. 1 - 1.5cm high. Lateral sepals very long, Petals much shorter. Labellum varies in colour from transparent green through to dark red. Edge of the labellum usually jagged (true N trilobus has a smooth labellum margin).

FLOWERING TIME: August - December.

HABITAT: Forests and scrub. Often forming large colonies.

CONSERVATION STATUS: Not threatened. Common.

NOTES: There are several undescribed species included within this group.
Detailed investigation needs to be undertaken to classify them all.
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