Corybas rest area
 
  • Corybas rest area
    Corybas rest area
    Paramanawera Swamp - Mt Ruapehu
    Photo: Eric Scanlen
  • Corybas rest area
    Corybas rest area
    Oturere Rest Area - Desert Road
    Photo: Eric Scanlen

 

Corybas "rest area"
Spider Orchid
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PLANT: Terrestrial tuberous herb.
3 to 6cm high when in flower.

LEAVES: Single leaf, 2.5 x 2cm or smaller, orbicular to oblong-oval. Shortly petiolate.

FLOWER: Solitary. Flower above the leaf. 1 - 1.5cm high. Dorsal sepal very long and usually arches upward clear of the labellum, yellowish-green, sometimes flecked with purplish-red. Labellum yellowish-green with purplish-red markings and a tapered apex. Lateral sepals long, yellowish-green, Petals much shorter than lateral sepals.

FLOWERING TIME: October - November.

HABITAT: Very wet sites in montane to sub-alpine wetlands.

CONSERVATION STATUS: At Risk - Naturally Uncommon.

NOTES: Recorded from Mt Ruapehu and the Southern Tararua Range.
     
     
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