Corybas despectans D.L. Jones & R.C. Nash 1976 Photo courtesy of The Species Orchid Society of Western Australia (Inc) and Ron Heberle


Common Name The Insignificant Corybas - In Australia The Tiny Helmut Orchid

Flower Size .25 to .5" [.7 to 1.2 cm]

Found in Gull Rock in Western Australia as well as Victoria and South Australia at elevations of sea level to 200 meters in shrubby forests, coastal scrubs and Mallee vegetation, as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial orchid with a single, cordate, green above, silvery green below leaf that blooms in the winter and early spring on an erect, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Corysanthes despectans (D.L.Jones & R.C.Nash) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2002

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Corysanthes despectans photo fide