Corybas diemenicus ( Lindl. ) Rupp 1928

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Common Name The Van Diemens-Land Corybas [In North Australia] - The Stately Helmut Orchid

Flower Size 3/5" [1.5 cm]

This miniature sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial or occasional epiphyte species is from New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania Australia, occuring in moist sheltered sites in open, sclerophyll and rainforest with a mostly round, basally clasping, ground hugging single leaf that blooms in the winter and spring on a single flowered, short, erect inflorescence, pollinated possibly by fungus gnats.

Synonyms Corybas grumulus (D.L.Jones) G.N.Backh. 2010; *Corysanthes diemenica Lindl. 1840; Corysanthes fimbriata var. diemenica ( Lindl. ) Benth. 1873

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 drawing fide; The Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb, Launert 1992 photo fide; Native Australian Orchids Jones 2006 as Corysanthes diemenica photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 80 #1 2016 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 80 #2 2016 photo fide;