Corybas veil
 
  • Corybas veil
    Corybas veil
    Bridal Veil Falls - Raglan
    Photo: Eric Scanlen
  • Corybas veil
    Corybas veil
    Bridal Veil Falls - Raglan
    Photo: Eric Scanlen

 

Corybas "veil"
Spider Orchid
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PLANT: Terrestrial tuberous herb.
3 to 5cm high when in flower.

LEAVES: Single leaf, 3 x 3.5cm, orbicular to oblong-oval. Shortly petiolate. Upper surface yellow-green with sparse dark purple spots.

FLOWER: Solitary. Dorsal sepal long, extending well forward of the labellum, spotted with red. Labellum broad, coloured translucent maroon. Lateral sepals filiform, long and spreading. Petals almost as long as lateral sepals.

FLOWERING TIME:
August - September.

HABITAT: Mossy banks in the spray zone of a waterfall.

CONSERVATION STATUS: Not Recorded.

NOTES: Similar to C "Waiouru" but with a dark maroon labellum.
Only recorded from beneath the Bridal Veil Falls near Raglan.
     
     
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