Corybas whiskers
 
  • Corybas whiskers
    Corybas whiskers
    Atene - Whanganui River
    Photo: Michael Pratt
  • Corybas whiskers
    Corybas whiskers
    Atene - Whanganui River
    Photo: Michael Pratt
  • Corybas whiskers
    Corybas whiskers
    Fairy Falls - Waitakere Range
    Photo: Michael Pratt
  • Corybas whiskers
    Corybas whiskers
    Fairy Falls - Waitakere Range
    Photo: Eric Scanlen
  • Corybas whiskers
    Corybas whiskers
    Fairy Falls - Waitakere Range
    Photo: Eric Scanlen
  • Corybas whiskers
    Corybas whiskers
    Cascade Kauri Park - Waitakere
    Photo: Michael Pratt

 

Corybas "whiskers"
aka: Corybas "viridis"
Spider Orchid
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PLANT: Terrestrial tuberous herb.
4 to 6cm high when in flower

LEAVES: Single leaf, 3 x 3.5cm, often smaller, orbicular to oblong-oval.

FLOWER: Solitary. Perfumed. Flower above the leaf. 2 - 2.5cm high. Labellum translucent creamy-yellow with red. Labellum broad-rounded in shape and covered in prominent short clear hairs. Lateral sepals long and usually erect. Petals slightly shorter than lateral sepals. Forward facing auricles large and flared.

FLOWERING TIME: August - November.

HABITAT: Very wet moss-covered banks and stream sides.

CONSERVATION STATUS: Data Deficient. Uncommon.

NOTES: Recorded from Northland to the banks of the Hutt River at Kaitoke - Upper Hutt. Also in North West Nelson in the South Island.
     
     
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