Corybas darkie
 
  • Corybas darkie
    Corybas darkie
    Dip Flat - Upper Wairau River
    Photo: Eric Scanlen
  • Corybas darkie
    Corybas darkie
    Dip Flat - Upper Wairau River
    Photo: Eric Scanlen

 

Corybas "darkie"
Spider Orchid
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PLANT: Terrestrial tuberous herb.
To 5cm high when in flower.

LEAVES: Single 3-lobed leaf. Midlobe only a small apiculus.

FLOWER: Solitary. Dorsal sepal pale green-gray and lightly streaked blackish-crimson. Labellum minutely hairy, outer surface olive-black, inner lighter dull olive with magenta fuzz. Lateral sepals long, pale green lightly streaked blackish crimson.

FLOWERING TIME:
November.

HABITAT: Beneath scrub.

CONSERVATION STATUS: Not Recorded.

NOTES: An un-named species of the Corybas trilobus group.
Known only from the Upper Wairau River in Marlborough.
     
     
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