Corybas calopeplos J.Dransf. & G.Sm. 1986 Phot by Ong Poh Tek and The Biological Diversity Clearing House Mechanism Website

Full shade Cool

Common Name The Beautiful ? Corybas

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in penninsular Malaysia in lower montane rainforests on steep well drained moss-covered banks at elevations of 1400 to 1800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing terrestrial with a single, heart shaped, scarcely acuminate, shiny mid green, nerves very faint, slightly paler green leaf that blooms on an erect, very short, single flowered inflorescence holding the flower just over the base of the leaf.

The Eyeball like structure at the base of the lip is diagnostic for the species.

Synonyms Calcearia calopeplos (J.Dransf. & G.Sm.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing

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