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Corybas trilobus aggregate

             
Corybas trilobus
 
Corybas aff trilobus
 
Corybas craigielea
 
Corybas darkie
Spider Orchid
Corybas trilobus
Okoia - Wanganui
Photo: Michael Pratt

Flowers September - November
Large, dark coloured, & later flowering.
Edge of the labellum smooth.
Lateral sepals very long and erect.


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Spider Orchid
Corybas aff trilobus
Okoia - Wanganui
Photo: Michael Pratt

Flowers August - December
Common throughout New Zealand in
forests and scrub. Extremely variable
in flower form and colouring.


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Spider Orchid
Corybas "craigielea"
Wairarapa
Photo: Eric Scanlen

Flowers September - October
A tiny taxon of the C. trilobus agg.
Found in wet soil by a small stream
in the Wairarapa.


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Spider Orchid
Corybas "darkie"
Dip Flat - Upper Wairau River
Photo: Eric Scanlen

Flowers November
A dark red taxon of the C. trilobus
aggregate. Known only from Dip Flat,
Upper Wairau, Marlborough.


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Corybas hypogaeus
 
Corybas pygmy
 
Corybas Rimutaka
 
Corybas round leaf
Spider Orchid
Corybas "hypogaeus"
Photo: Ian St George
Flowers August - September
A small species from the C. trilobus
group. Flower often hidden beneath
the leaf litter. Edges of the labellum
jagged and incurved.


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Spider Orchid
Corybas "pygmy"
Photo: Eric Scanlen
Flowers Late May - July
A small taxon of the C. trilobus agg.
with the node at the sheathing bract.
An early flowering form that flowers
from late May to mid July.


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Spider Orchid
Corybas "Rimutaka"
Photo: Eric Scanlen
Flowers October
An un-named taxon of the C. trilobus
aggregate. Labellum opening oval
& dark crimson. Dorsal sepal ridged
with a sharp tip.


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Spider Orchid
Corybas "round leaf"
Photo: Eric Scanlen
Flowers October - December
Flowers resembles those of the
C. trilobus agg, but the leaf is similar
to those of the C. rivularis aggregate.
Flowers can vary between colonies.


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Corybas sulcatus
 
Corybas trisept
 
Corybas triwhite
Grooved Helmet Orchid
Corybas sulcatus
Tuku-a-Tamatea Nature Reserve
Photo: Peter B Heenan

Flowers September - November
A species from the Chatham Islands.
Flowers red, with a deeply grooved
cream to pale yellow labellum.


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Spider Orchid
Corybas "trisept"
Hunua Ranges
Photo: Eric Scanlen

Flowers September
A taxon from the Hunua Ranges.
Labellum deep maroon, ragged around
a deep cleft in the bib with no apiculus.


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Spider Orchid
Corybas "triwhite"
Ngatoro Walk - Mt Taranaki
Photo: Eric Scanlen

Flowers October - November
A pale coloured taxon of the C. trilobus
aggregate. Found in montane and
sub-alpine locations.


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