Corybas unguiculatus (R. Br.) Rchb. f. 1871


Photos by Cathy Powers and Her AUSTRALIAN TERRESTRIAL ORCHIDS & OTHER FLORA & FAUNA - Banjorah Website

Common Name The Clawed Corybas - The Pelicans Corybas - The Small Helmut Orchid

Flower Size 3/5" [1.5 cm]

Found in New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia in moist sites in heathland and heathy sclerophyll forests at elevations of sea level to 400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial orchid with a low to the ground, cordate leaf and an erect, .4" [1 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence that occurs in the winter in situ. The flowers are said to be pollinated by fungus gnats.

Synonyms Anzybas unguiculatus ( R.Br. ) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2002; *Corysanthes unguiculata R. Br. 1810;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae vol 2 Rchb.f 1874 Drawing; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 drawing fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide