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Corybas rivularis aggregate


Corybas Kaimai
 
Corybas Kaitarakihi
 
Corybas iridescens Pale
 
Corybas Pollok
Spider Orchid
Corybas "Kaimai"
Piha Stream - Waitakere Range
Photo: Eric Scanlen

Flowers September - October
An un-named species.
Found on wet, mossy stream banks
out of direct sunlight.


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Spider Orchid
Corybas "Kaitarakihi"
Kaitarakihi Reserve - Huia
Photo: Eric Scanlen

Flowers September - October
An un-named species. Found beside
streams along the Manukau Harbour
shore of the Waitakere's.


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Spider Orchid
Corybas iridescens pale
Okoia - Wanganui
Photo: Michael Pratt

Flowers July - October
Structurally the same as normal
C iridescens, but the labellum
lacks the very dark colouring.


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Spider Orchid
Corybas "Pollok"
Awhitu Peninsula - Manukau
Photo: Eric Scanlen

Flowers August - September
A newly recorded species from the Awhitu
Peninsula. Centre of labellum dark red,
outer areas translucent white.


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Corybas Rest Area
 
Corybas Sphagnum
 
Corybas Veil
 
Corybas Whiskers
Spider Orchid
Corybas "rest area"
Paramanawera Swamp - Mt Ruapehu
Photo: Eric Scanlen

Flowers October - November
Known from two locations on the
lower slopes of Mt Ruapehu, and from
one site in the southern Tararua Range.


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Spider Orchid
Corybas "sphagnum"
Paramanawera Swamp - Mt Ruapehu
Photo: Eric Scanlen

Flowers November - December
Known from Mt Ruapehu and Nelson.
Similar to C iridescens, but is paler in
colour & has a rounded inner flexure.


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Spider Orchid
Corybas "veil"
Bridal Veil Falls - Raglan
Photo: Eric Scanlen

Flowers August - September
A dark red flowered un-named species
similar to C iridescens & C longipetalus.
Recorded at Bridal Veil Falls, Raglan.


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Spider Orchid
Corybas "whiskers"
Atene - Whanganui River
Photo: Michael Pratt

Flowers August - October
Found from Upper Hutt to Northland,
and also the Nelson District.
Prefers very damp, mossy banks.


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