Corybas bancanus (J.J.Sm.) Schltr. 1923

Drawing by J J Smith and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Deep shade Warm

Common Name The Bangka Island Corybas

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in Sumatra on Bangka Island in moss at elevations around 600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing terrestrial with more or less ovoid, long hairy tubers giving rise to an erect, 1.4" [3.5 cm] long stem with a basal sheath carrying a sessile, horizontal, ovate-cordate, apiculate, the basal lobes almost surrounding the stem, margins undulate, glauscent greeen with whitish veined leaf that blooms on a single flowered inflorescence with an 8 day flower with erect, longer than the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms Calcearia bancana (J.J.Sm.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002; *Corysanthes bancana J.J.Sm. 1920

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001;