Corybas triwhite
 

 

Corybas "triwhite"
Spider Orchid
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PLANT: Terrestrial tuberous herb.
To 50mm tall including lateral sepals.

LEAVES: Single, tri-lobed leaf.

FLOWER: Solitary. Above or below the leaf. Dorsal sepal translucent yellowish-green. Labellum translucent yellowish-green with dark red-purple markings. Lateral sepals to 40mm long, erect, filiform, translucent, or tinged with purplish-red. Petals to 20mm, similar colouring to the lateral sepals.

FLOWERING TIME:
October - November.

HABITAT: Montane to sub-alpine forest and scrub.
Recorded from Mt Ruapehu, Mt Taranaki, and Iwitahi.

CONSERVATION STATUS: Not Recorded.

NOTES: A pale coloured sub-alpine taxon of the Corybas trilobus aggregate.
     
     
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