Corybas fornicatus (Blume) Rchb.f. 1871

Side View of Flower

Plants and flower in situ Java Photos by J B Comber and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Cool Summer

Common Name The Arched Corybas

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in penninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Java, and the Lesser Sunda Islands in forests on mossy tree trunks or the ground below them at elevations of 1310 to 1520 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing terrestrial, lithophyte or occasional epiphyte with a rather large, ovate, somewhat cordate basally, long acuminate apically, pale green with even paler green veins, undulate margined leaf that blooms in the summer on a very short to 1/2" [1.2 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Calcearia fornicata Blume 1825; Corybas sumatranus (J.J.Sm.) Schltr. 1923; Corysanthes fornicata (Blume) Lindl. 1840; Corysanthes sumatrana J.J.Sm. 1920; Gastrosiphon fornicatus (Blume) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Java J.B. Comber 1990 photo fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing good; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide

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