Spider Orchids 2

Corybas rivularis aggregate

             
Corybas acuminatus
 
Corybas iridescens
 
Corybas Waiouru
 
Corybas macranthus
Dancing Spider Orchid
Corybas acuminatus
Dawson Falls - Mt Taranaki
Photo: Michael Pratt

Flowers September - December
Found in forests from Northland south to
Stewart Island. Dorsal sepal is very long.
Leaf triangular with a wavy margin.


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Big Red Spider Orchid
Corybas iridescens
Kai iwi - Wanganui
Photo: Michael Pratt

Flowers August - October
Flowers are dark red to almost black.
Leaves yellow-green often with dark
purple spots. Favours wet clay banks.


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Spider Orchid
Corybas "Waiouru"
Kai iwi - Wanganui
Photo: Michael Pratt

Flowers July - October
Has very long petals and lateral sepals.
Wide translucent green and red labellum.
Grows on very wet clay banks.


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Silver Back Orchid
Corybas macranthus
Okoia - Wanganui
Photo: Michael Pratt

Flowers October - January
Found on banks and the forest floor from
North Auckland southward. Often forms
a thick carpet of many plants.


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Corybas orbiculatus
 
Corybas papa
 
Corybas papillosa
 
Corybas rivularis
Spider Orchid
Corybas orbiculatus
Kai iwi - Wanganui
Photo: Michael Pratt

Flowers August - October
Identified by the very short tepals.
Labellum broad and dark red.
Prefers very damp, mossy banks.


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Spider Orchid
Corybas papa
Atene - Whanganui River
Photo: Michael Pratt

Flowers August - September
A pale flowered species found in
the Taranaki - Wanganui hill country.
Favours wet moss-covered clay banks.


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Spider Orchid
Corybas papillosa
Shag Point - Otago
Photo: Ian St George

Flowers October - December
Similar to C macranthus, but the
labellum is transparent, coloured dark
purple-red above, and whitish below.


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Spider Orchid
Corybas rivularis
Mangamuka Gorge - Northland
Photo: Eric Scanlen

Flowers October - November
Found on banks beside streams,
on cliff faces, and in the spray zone of
waterfalls in Northland and Taranaki.


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