Corybas calophyllus (Schltr.) Schltr. 1923 SECTION Calcearia Type Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Cool Winter

Common Name The Beautiful Leaved Corybas

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea under bushes on ridges at elevations around 1300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing terrestrial with a broadly ovate to suborbicular, deeply cordate, minutely crisp-undulate margined, glabrous, acuminate, dark dusky brown green with yellow, white or rose-red veined above, dark purple violet beneath leaf that blooms in the winter on an erect, subsessile, single flowered inflorescence with a lanceolate-subulate floral bract.

Schlechter states that the flowers are dark red, the dorsum of the helmut with darker stripes, the lip is green and has white with red margins and dark red veins at the base and dark red spurs.

Synonyms Corybas calophyllus var. sepalinus (Schltr.) P.Royen 1983; Corybas pseudocalophyllus P.Royen 1983; *Corysanthes calophylla Schltr. 1911; Corysanthes calophylla var. sepalina Schltr. 1911

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 as Corysanthes umbonata Drawing fide;