Corybas papillosa


Corybas papillosa
Spider Orchid
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PLANT: Terrestrial tuberous herb.
4 - 8cm high when in flower.

LEAVES: Single leaf, 3.5 x 3cm, often smaller, orbicular to oblong-oval. Finely and regularly papillose on upper surface. Light-green with (sometimes) a purple midrib and spots near the margin.

FLOWER: Solitary. Flower rising from below the leaf. 1.5 - 2cm high. Dorsal sepal lanceolate, longer than the labellum, curved backward at the tip. Labellum transparent, much veined. Coloured dark purple-red above, whitish spotted with purple-red below.

FLOWERING TIME: October - December.

HABITAT: Forest floors and damp banks.


NOTES: Very similar in appearance to Corybas macranthus.
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