Corybas pygmy
 

 

Corybas "pygmy"
Spider Orchid
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PLANT: Terrestrial tuberous herb.
Plants small at flowering, but many larger leaves appear later.

LEAVES: 12mm wide x 11mm deep, pearly beneath, orbicular-cordate, green on top.

FLOWER: Solitary. Dorsal sepal hood domed, slightly exceeding the labellum, translucent green. Lateral sepals to 15mm, upright. Labellum margins entire above, becoming ragged towards the central acute apiculus. Maroon, centre pale green.

FLOWERING TIME:
Late May - July.

HABITAT: Mossy leaf mould in open tea tree scrub or well lit forest from sea level at Waitarere Forest ( Levin ) to 350m at Queenstown.

CONSERVATION STATUS: Data Deficient.

NOTES: An early flowering taxon of the Corybas trilobus aggregate.
There appear to be several forms.
     
     
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