Corybas carsei (Cheeseman) Hatch 1945 Photo by Dan Hatch courtesy of Michael Pratt and Native Orchids Website

Frontal View of Flower Photo by Eric Scanlen courtesy of Michael Pratt and Native Orchids Website

Common Name Carse's Corybas- In New Zealand, The New Zealand Swamp Helmut Orchid, The Banded Helmut Orchid

Flower Size .4 to .6" [1 to 1.5 cm]

Found on the north island of New Zealand in the Whangamarino Empodisma swamp as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with a single cordate leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, single flowered inflorescence

Populations have increased after controlled burning of its habitat, so fire may be essential for its continued survival.

Synonyms Anzybas carsei (Cheeseman) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2002; *Corysanthes carsei Cheeseman 1911 publ. 1912

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Native Orchids of New Zealand, A Colour Field Guide Scanlen & St George 2010 as Anzybas carsei photo fide;

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