Corybas finisterreanus S.P.Lyon 2016

Side View of Flower

Plants with tuberoid

Photos by Stephanie Pimm Lyon


Common Name The Finisterre Corybas [A mountain range within Papua New Guinea]

Flower Size .48" [1.2 cm]

Found in Papua New Guinea on the Finisterre range in montane forests on relatively exposed ridges under stunted montane vegetation in leaf litter and mosss at elevations of 1800 to 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing terrestrial with an ovoid to slightly fusiform tuberoid giving rise to a slightly angular stem with a basal, acute, subulate apically sheath and carrying a single, grayish green with a pink midrib and margins above, flushed pink beneath, sessile, cordate with auricles typically well developed, glabrous, margin undulate, acute, apiculate, veins reticulate, with 2 lateral veins on either side of the midrib, outermost lateral veins extending most of the way to the apex leaves that blooms in the early summer on an erect, less than.04" [1 mm] long, single flowered inflorescence with reddish, linear-lanceolate, longer than the ovary floral bract


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 18 2016 drawing/photo fide;