Corybas aconitiflorus Salisb. 1807

Plant and Flower in situ Photos by Colin Rowan and his Retired Aussies Website

Deep ShadeColdFall EARLYWinter

Common Name The Acontium-Like Corybas - In Australia The Cradle Orchid

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania at elevations of 10 to 1000 meters in moist heath and shrubby woodlands to sheltered areas in open forests as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial orchid with a globose tuber giving rise to a very short stem carrying a single, basal, cordate, round, apically bilobed leaf that blooms in the fall and winter on a short, single flowered inflorescence with the flower sitting on the leaf.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 drawing fide; Orchid Australia Vol 11 No 2 1999 photo; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 2 Part One Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2001 photo/drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 41 pg 2565 - 2625 Brieger 2001; Orchids of Australia Riley & Banks 2002; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide;